the_flea_king on fantasy tropes and why the Secondary World looks so much like the First World
debgeisler with a defrocked pirate writer poll — See her earier post about the relationship between SF writers and pirates here.
A few nice photos from the SC Book Festival — Jim Born, jeffvandermeer, Ann VanderMeer, me, and one of our hosts, Jeff Whose-Last-Name-Has-Slipped-My-Mund.
hal_obrien plays "Separated at birth?" with me and Bill Bailey
Language Log on copy editors and the that/which distinction — Funny stuff, if you like that sort of thing.
Cardboard furniture — This is not your sister's Barbie dream house. (Thanks to khaybee.)
140 year old math problem solved — Not, apparently, by an 140 year old man.
Butterflies Remember What They Learned as Caterpillars — But do they still fight crime? (Thanks to khaybee.)
One-way, one-person trip to Mars — The logic in this article is, well, interesting.
The Universe is 13.73 +/- .12 billion years old! — Ok, this is very cool. Some detailed analysis of the age and energy budget of the Universe.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (I did about 90 minutes of heavy labor yesterday moving furniture and boxes, and my knees are still unhappy, so stayed off the bike this morning)
Last night's weigh-out: 278.4
This morning's weigh-in: 276.2
Currently reading: Field of Fire, by James O. Born [ Powell's | Amazon ]