Some links to peruse:
Anthony Swofford's (Jarhead) new book, and why generals oppose the draft: At USA Today.
Why the Grand Canyon is ageless. At least according to some people.
Why Rumsfeld really lost his job. This last is a funny antidote to perhaps not carrying through the New Year's resolutions, if any.
On the subject of book trailers at The Writers Life. I'm in favor of whatever sells books, but didn't this function used to be performed by book blurbs? Don't people even read book jackets any more?
"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield