March 31st, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Update on the Vet Adventure

I left the carrier in the Cat Room, open, after we got back from the vet so that the cats could kind of wander around it and sniff it and associate it with home as well as with being taken off in it to be tortured in a sterile bright place by people who show no regard for their dignity and carry them around by the scruffs of their necks (seriously, you should have SEEN the outrage on my little queen's face! [grin])

So what happens?

Remember the story about how I couldn't get either one of them in there for five seconds before they wanted out?... Well, would you care to guess where Cat B has taken to napping now...?

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

The Octavia E Butler Memorial Scholarship

This has been created to keep Octavia among us, in order to support writers of colour in pursuing their writing dreams. More information is available here:

The Carl Brandon Society, which is administering the scholarship, would like to aim for $100 000 in the kitty in order for the scholarship to have real impact. There is a donation button on the website above - and if you've ever been touched by Octavia Butler and her work, I would like to suggest that donating even five or ten dollars to this scholarship (more if you can!) is a wonderful way of paying tribute to her and to her contribution to literature as a whole, let alone to science fiction.

Let there be light.YOU can help spread it.