"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell  crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot. High-res

"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot.

Sao Paolo & Los Angeles, both on verge of water rationing

Amidst record, historic droughts, both the cities of Los Angeles (~17 million people, worst drought in 119 years) and Sâo Paolo (~21 million people, worst drought in 84 years) are on the verge of instituting water rationing. 

"All we have left to hope is for rain. Without rainfall, we have no options," said Jose Carlos Mierzwa, a University of Sao Paulo professor who focuses on sanitary engineering." from Brazil’s Biggest City Faces Rationing Amidst Drought 

And yet, you know: Water Slide!

Canadian Group Delivering Water to Detroit to Protest Shutoffs

markruffalo:

This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?

Can’t agree more. Make a donation to the Detroit Water Brigade: http://detroitwaterbrigade.org 

We are a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.”

Sherwood Nation reviews

Yay! The first reviews for Sherwood Nation are in.

My favorite line from Kirkus:

"…A well-written tale of an American insurgency"  - Kirkus Reviews

Read the full Kirkus review

Michael DeLuca of Mossyskull.com writes a wonderful review:

Benjamin Parzybok’s Sherwood Nation is the sort of SF novel I’ve been waiting for someone to write, wishing I could write: a near-future utopian political adventure romp thought experiment. By page 50 I was crying and cheering.”

While it’s fresh in your mind, why not, pre-order the book

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18 hour time-lapse from my new office in Chinatown in Portland.

It’s a first pass - I’m so-so happy with it, but I think I need a wider-angle lens