links for 2009-04-18

  • I know what you're going to say. Eighty-nine bucks for a pen?!?

    Yes, but not just any pen. The Mil-Tac Tactical Defense Pen is made from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, and has a pointed end, which can be used as a defensive (or under certain code red situations, an offensive) tool. Opposite that is a blunt end, usable as a control device, especially if one has that sort of training. Stash it pretty much anywhere with the integrated clip. Oh, and since it is a writing implement, after all, there's the refillable pen inside.

    I'll take mine in black or grey, please.

  • "From now until when this campaign ends (approximately one month from now), every post will be related to my campaign to raise as much money as possible for Soldier's Angels.

    "Soldier's Angels is a non-profit organization that does more for deployed troops than I can write here. The best way to find out everything they offer is to visit their website.


    "I plan to auction off, on eBay, a signed copy of Homefront. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier's Angels.

    "I realize I'm a 'nobody.' I'm not someone whose name will really mean anything scribbled inside of the book. However, I put over a year of my time, and every ounce of whatever writing talent I have, into this book. […]

    "It's the best, and most important, thing I've ever written. I'm giving it because it's all I have to give for this effort, and because it's not about the book, anyway. It's about where the money is going."