Shorpy with the Old Hero of Gettysburg — Burns, born ca. 1793, was a 70-year-old veteran of the War of 1812 when he was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, having volunteered his services as a sharpshooter to the Federal Army. He died of pneumonia in 1872. Wow. That guy is a novel waiting to be written.
Bad Astronomy on stellar bow shocks — Weird, but cool.
Centauri Dreams on searching for Dyson spheres — Which, by curious coincidence, have been much on my mind with respect to Sunspin.
CO2 Seeping Into Water Supply — More reality-based anthropogenic issues with the environment. Darn those liberally biased facts.
Question of the day: What is Leonard Cohen’s day job?
Body movement: 85 minute suburban walk
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville