The Subtext of the World

In his book, The Culture Code, Clotaire Rapaille tells us that things and concepts, such as cheese, alcohol, love, and America, have a hidden code word that reveals their true meaning.

Escape Pod

Who the heck doesn't want good sci-fi stories read to them? I'm not raising my hand, that's for sure.

I've been involved lately in a series of long drives from Seattle to Coeur d'Alene, ID (about five hours each way) and our constant companion along the way have been CD's I burned from stories posted on Escape Pod, the best sci-fi podcast out there.

The stories are shortish, plot driven and "fun" (up to the definition of the editor, but so far his fun is pretty close to my fun too). Better yet, he pays his writers. Best of all, he released the whole shebang under a Creative Commons license.

When the day is long, posts to our blogs are short and inspiration is spread thin, nothing gets the mind crackin' like a good story. Go listen to a few today.