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Following up on the Bahamas hurricane relief thread: this is the best resource anyone sent:

I have reservations about some of the funds (Red Cross often screw up horrendously; I don't know enough about the govt to give directly to them; ones run by cruise lines feel weird), but donated to the two that made the most sense to me:

A US-based expats supporting the old country org
The pan-Caribbean tourist assoc's relief fund:

"You're not from around here," one of the locals points out. You agree meekly, but you know they aren't as well. Hardly any of them are from this land, yet they remember a false history. They will realise soon, though, it's just a matter of time. Just a matter of time.

Rats can learn to drive tiny cars around an arena in exchange for a food reward. Their hormone levels suggest they seem to find going for a drive relaxing

The best way to clean between the spines of a hedgehog is actually to use another hedgehog.

Just be careful to use one of the correct polarity, or they can be very difficult to separate.

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(Slightly past) time for #SFFBookClub November-read nominations.

Current nominees:

- Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
- Walkaway, Cory Doctorow
- The Second Mango, Shira Glassman
- All Systems Red (novellla), Martha Wells

We try to keep selections under around 400 pages.

Please reply with the hashtag to nominate a book.

Past reads are listed at Google Sheet

#SFF #ScienceFiction #SciFi #Fantasy #books

Oh no, the local blog covered this guy's kayak building and now I wants one:

The dragon lowered a rainbow-hued head to sniff the small, furry morsel. To her surprise, it hissed and puffed up, and swiped at her with surprising aggression.

Perhaps it was more dangerous than it looked. She withdrew, curling her tail around her pile of gold.

The small creature stared at her, yellow eyes wide and suspicious.

Later, she found it batting at a stray piece of gold. She tried to take it back, and was again met with a hiss and a swipe.


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