clarkesworld cites a Locus review in which I am mentioned favorably for my story ““The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black”
A Balloon in Titan’s Skies — Come on. Say it with me. Zeppelins! In! Space!
Astronomy Picture of the Day — APOD with a lovely image of high altitude evidence of a meteor’s disintegration, plus some cool science squibs anent same.
At the End of Life, a Delicate Calculus — More on the ethics and social implications of medical suicide, which seems to be an issue peculiar to the Pacific Northwest, insofar as the US is concerned. (Thanks to lt260.)
Creationism should be taught as science, say 29% of teachers — England catches the conservative stupid virus. (Thanks to tetar.)
Media Matters: All over but the lying — Coverage post-election conservative spin on how the (socialist, Islamic theocrat, most liberal Senator) Obama victory is in fact a conservative victory.
Paul Krugman on the Monster Years — for the past 14 years America’s political life has been largely dominated by, well, monsters. Monsters like Tom DeLay, who suggested that the shootings at Columbine happened because schools teach students the theory of evolution. Monsters like Karl Rove, who declared that liberals wanted to offer “therapy and understanding” to terrorists. Monsters like Dick Cheney, who saw 9/11 as an opportunity to start torturing people. The GOP and the Democrats really aren’t equivalent brands of political behavior, and they haven’t been for a long time. You kind easily find crazy assertions of the above sort by self-identified lefties, but these were the statements, and apparent beliefs, of the people in charge on the right. (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)
Question of the day: What does Long Island Sound like?
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.2
Currently reading: Love and Mayhem at the Patsy Cline Memorial Trailer Park by Karen G. Berry