December 4th, 2010


[links] Link salad notices that Saturday has come

10 Questions for Jay Lake — In which Brad Torgersen interviews me for the Writers of the Future discussion board.

Expertise and Habit: Outliers Analysis — Catherine Schaff-Stump on the process of becoming a professional. (Hint: Practice, practice, practice.) Well thought out analysis of an old idea.

Sunset at the spiral jetty

Vintage Buttons — I love the arrangement of colors and sizes in this image.

Radiation risk from flying dwarfs — Snerk.

Close the Washington Monument — Hmm. (Via Making Light.)

Antiscience party — The explanation for the GOP's opposition to science is pretty clear to me. When you embrace rejection of basic reality through faith-based thinking on one topic, it becomes acceptable to do so on any topic. Their post-Nixon pandering to the Creationism of the Religious Right has been going on so long that has become a core pattern for them.

Advancing the Gay Agenda Through Sharia Law — More conservative thought leadership.

?otD: Waffles?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (WRPA, plus 2,000 words on a short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 250.2
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 6/10 (peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books


[contests] The Sky That Wraps caption contest winner

The Sky That Wraps by Jay Lake

A month or so ago I held a caption contest for The Sky That Wraps. Unfortunately, real life intervened and I was unable to process the poll in a timely manner. For this, I apologize. Herewith is the winning caption.


Jay laughing, Martinborough, NZ. © 2010, Shannon Page.

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Alex J. Kane - If you're going to do that, sir, the law prefers that you do so in the center of the city street with one hand on the arse of your horse, for the sake of balance.

Alex, please contact me to arrange shipping your prize, a personalized copy of The Sky That Wraps. I want to thank everyone else for playing.