As cactuses are not exactly common in Sweden, I do take a lot of pleasure in seeing them around here in the desert. The heavy rains this year have created a lot of very happy Sonoran fauna, and the denizens of my backyard are no exception:
When it was planted five years ago this pear cactus had only one segment, and now it’s in its prime. I always wonder why this particular species evolved to have purple sprouts … is there some reason, or is it just a fluke?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.