A Romanian (I think) review of Trial of Flowers [ Powell's | Amazon ]
More crazy logistics from Dark Roasted Blend — Highly entertaining photos, for the most part.
Earth-mass Exoplanets and Their Uses — Centauri Dreams with more on exoplanets.
APOD with a stunning photo of a lenticular cloud
Inauguration Day From Space — (Thanks to yourbob.)
Why the Ideological Melting Pot Is Getting So Lumpy — I'm not sure I buy this thesis, partly because there's some serious false equivalency going on in this article, but it's still interesting. (Thanks to lt260.)
Rejecting Bush Era, Reclaiming Values — The New York Times on Obama's Inaugural speech. I heard it this way, too, as a strong and relatively detailed refutation of the disastrous missteps of the Bush administration and conservative rule in general.
?otD: Was the walrus Paul?
Body movement: 40 minute ride on stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville
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