Pushups and podcasts

35 pushups? I blew past that and kept on going. I did 39-1/2 pushups tonight. That last one I couldn’t lock my arms completely and so I call it 39-1/2 instead of 40. But if I can hit 40 tomorrow night then I’ll start on the second set which will eventually go up to 30. Tonight I noticed for the first time that the first 20 pushups seemed really easy.

I listened to a podcast of Bill Shunn on a local NYC radio station, from his website this evening. It was a good podcast, and also marks the first podcast to I’ve ever listened to. Outside of the science fiction realm, one may not recognize his name, but he has written a number of good pieces of short fiction. I read him for the first time in college between the covers of SCIENCE FICTION AGE in a story titled, “Two Paths in the Forest Toulemonde”. I have the complete set of all SCIENCE FICTION AGE magazines and that particular story goes up in the top 5 or so stories I ever read in that magazine (Martha Soukup’s “A Defense of Social Contracts” and Barry Malzberg’s, “The Passage of the Light” were a few other great ones, to give some comparison.)

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.