Sunday April 20, 2008 To Lunds for the spec-fic-writing Meetup.
Lunds is an upscale supermarket chain. It has more food samples than downmarket chains do. Today they included organic strawberries.
Program this month: Members reading their work. My contribution was a how-to article on writing historical fiction set in the 20th, 21st, and 22nd centuries. (Read for me by Hilary Moon Murphy; I don’t have a good speaking voice.)
I got good suggestions. Decided that it would be simpler to use the idea in a story than to make needed revisions.
***Went to the Wedge Coop, then the Aldi on Lake Street.
Took the Hiawatha Line (light rail) home. The trains would be wind-powered on Earth Day, the electric signs said. I wondered what kinds of sails might be used. Reluctantly decided the reality would be less interesting.
Confirmed at metrotransit.org: “Ride a wind-powered light-rail train in conjunction with Earth Day. Metro Transit is buying enough wind power through Xcel Energy’s Windsource® program to power the Hiawatha Line.”
I still want to see them using sails.