July 16th, 2008


[links] Link salad for a hump day

The fate of the Oregon white oak — Small scale conservation, courtesy of the US Army. I especially like the part about how the artillery firing range at Fort Lewis is helping save the tree species. Plus bonus new-to-me word “dendrometer”. (Thanks to lt260.)

What the Duck takes on typos

APOD with an artist’s rendition of Makemake — Yet another distant planetoid. This solar system just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

Braised enterovirus, anyone?Language Log delves into the mysteries of Chinese menus, finishing up with an interesting question about bacterial foods versus viral foods.

How to Hide an Airplane Factory — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

HHS Moves to Define Contraception as Abortion — Ah, those loveable conservatives, always looking out for an individual’s rights in the face of government intervention. Unless that individual happens to be a woman. Or pregnant. (Thanks to danjite.)

Time in saddle: 0 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 250.2
Currently reading: n/a

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.


[writing] “Even the apocalypse still seemed to require toilet paper”

2,500 words on “In the Forests of the Night”. (The subject line of this post is a micro-WIP.)

My writing process is different, though I can’t yet say how. Maybe just post-op fillip in my writer brain, maybe something more fundamental. Ask me in six months. As for now, I’m happy to be productive, and be catching up to deadlines.

It’s like waking up to my old life, except I’m different. Still me, but different.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.