Wrote a long bio on the plane (200+ words, for an upcoming book festival appearance) and finished first draft of short story "The Future by Degrees." (This is what the recent thermal properties of poop discussion was in connexion with.) I have attempted to mail it off for a physics beta read, but Gmail is being stinky about attachments right now.
Meanwhile, my question about conservative viewpoints on healthcare has spawned an interesting comment thread. Unfortunately, I missed my own point, which was looking for quiet perspectives from people with whom I probably disagree. I'm going to moderate comments on this post in hope of gaining some insight in a non-public fashion. If you have something to say that you prefer not to make part of the usual public affray hereabouts, feel free to post it here. Answers or comments will not be quoted by me later except with explicit permission on the part of the poster. Otherwise, feel free to join the affray on other thread as it pleases you.