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Thursday, April 08, 2010

"Why is Daddy Naked..?"

"Get one. I never carry my Airbook any more. Other than for heavy-duty writing, it's perfect.

That is the first review I've gotten on the

Ipad. Saw one over the weekend at Norwescon. Beautiful. Apple just changed the computing world--Tablets are here now, and if everyone else's stuff trumps the IPad, Apple can still be credited for creating the first successful tablet, opening the door to this hybrid device. "Only" a big Ipod touch? That's fine by me. But I suspect we're just starting to understand what a connected future is going to look like.


Over on the 101 board, there was an inquiry about hyperthyroidism and exercise. What I know is that

1) you should involve your health professional in any such decisions.

2) Health first, Fitness second. Yoga and Tai Chi are probably ideal until proven otherwise.


Someone asked me about the difference between love and lust. Hmmm. That will take a little thought. How to tell the difference? Well, for guys, if she looks better AFTER you've made love to her than before, that might be love. If you find yourself itching to get out the door afterward, probably just lust, y'know?


I worked all day Monday with Charles Johnson on a collaborative project, a book I'm not gonna talk about just yet. Greg Bear made me promise not to talk about it publicly--said the idea was too good. I have to be honest and admit that Charles ("Middle Passage") intimidates me a bit. He is so low-key that I could almost believe that we're just two friends and writers working on a book...then I remember that one of them has his own postage stamp, and it ain't me. A great time to practice controlling my emotions. Really, really want to bring my "A" game this time, the way I did for "Lion's Blood." Pull this off, and it's a game changer.


I was in my hotel room Sunday, coming out of the shower after a "TacFit Commando" session, and glimpsed myself in the shower. Whoa. Who is that underwear model in the mirror? Took a slightly naughty shot of myself with my iPhone, and mailed it to Tananarive. Who put it up on the computer screen as Jason walked into the room. "Why is Daddy naked..?"

Sigh. Kids.


Frank said...

Love and Lust:

Well let's see if you would still take a bullet for the other person when no sex is involved, it must be love.

Otherwise, it ain't.

suzanne said...

the original meaning of lust
"the taking and receiving of pleasure and delight in"

so I'm all for
the purrfect combo

Anonymous said...

How about a G-rated pic of you for all the loyal Dar Kush readers?