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This video still of what some are calling a UFO over Chonqing, China more likely is a missile en route to the Gobi Desert. The odd thing about the video is that it looks nothing like what eyewitnesses described seeing ... four lantern-like objects hovering over a park. Explanation?

This video still of what some are calling a UFO over Chonqing, China more likely is a missile en route to the Gobi Desert. The odd thing about the video is that it looks nothing like what eyewitnesses described seeing … four lantern-like objects hovering over a park. Explanation?

The Jim Courant interview has been posted to Technorati. I assume that the Peter Davenport interview was published in Link, but I never got around to getting a copy of this week’s edition, so I don’t know for sure. Topping both articles in popularity online were two far more easily prepared pieces: a news summary about recent “UFO” sightings in China and another news summary about a probable UFO hoax in Malaysia.

My editor tells me that it doesn’t matter how popular the articles are, however. He says that, so long as he’s editing and I’m still interested, I can continue to write for the section. Job security. If only money were involved.

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Somehow or other, I managed to kick the restaurant habit this week, buying groceries and cooking them, not eating out even once. I’d almost forgotten how nice it is to battle hunger by simply walking into the kitchen, rather than driving to a restaurant.

How lovely to look inside the refrigerator and see something other than condiments, batteries, candles and a day-old carryout box.

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Against my better judgement, I’ve accepted a role in a production of Flaming Idiots at Temple Theatre in Sanford, NC. It’s an eight-character farce, which I don’t hold against it, but it takes place during what’s shaping up to be an extraordinarily busy time of year for FernCreek. It also precludes my annual trip to Bar Harbor.

Two big strikes against it.

In its favor are these points: 1.) full salary contract, 2.) Craig Rhyne directing and Michael Brocki playing opposite, 3.) Sanford is a nice place to visit when the weather is cool., 4.) I haven’t been out of Greenville for more than a one-week stretch in almost two years.
So, badly timed as it is in some respects, the Temple gig is well timed in others and it is getting me out of town to be paid for doing something I enjoy with people I like. And, so far as the FernCreek work goes, my telecommuting skills are of a pretty high order.