January 5th, 2010


[links] Link salad is on a timeless flight

Best Fantasy Story of 2009 Poll and ContestFantasy magazine with a poll. I note immodestly that I have a story in this poll, "People of Leaf and Branch".

What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2010? — (Scott Edelman via scarlettina.)

calendula_witch with some more photos of my scars (and tattoo) — Slightly NSFW.

Smile! You've got cancer — Barbara Ehernreich on cancer and the tyranny of positive thinking. (Thanks to danjite.) Per my brother, see also this related piece in The Economist.

Looking Into the Past — A cool site restaging photos. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

The Future of Human SpaceflightAre astronauts close to extinction?.

The Year of the Assassin — A leftie semirant which I found pretty interesting. Lots of comments on the American attitude toward war, including this gem: if we are no nation of warriors, from the point of view of the rest of the world we are certainly the planet’s foremost war-makers.

American Evangelicals and the Ugandan anti-gay hate law — You really are responsible for the consequences of your beliefs, people.

?otD: Are you a rocketman?

Body movement: 30 minute ride on stationary bike
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning's weigh-in: 229.2 (!)
Currently reading: (between books)