February 16th, 2011


[links] Link salad files its nails while they're dragging the lake

Electric Velocipede 21/22 reviewed — Including "In the Beginnings" by [info]calendula_witch and me.

A reader comments on my cancer novella The Specific Gravity of Grief — The resonances for her are unfortunately strong.

Ken Scholes is looking for company in Chicago Thursday evening — If you're in Chicagoland, say howdy.

Light-Emitting Rubber Could Sense Structural Damage — I so totally misread this headline.

A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans — Great article about machine cognition, but I especially like the 'Paris Hilton problem'. (Via my Dad.)

Reagan and Reality — Two words you don't often see in the same sentence...

In Haley Barbour's Mississippi: Civil War Looms Over License Plates — Mmm, classy. Nope, no racism here. Move along, boy, nothing to see.

South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers — And the rational discourse of the American Right takes another step on the road to civility in their obsession with forced pregnancy.

Terrorism and Magical Thinking — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on the proposed South Dakota abortion law, including a fascinating riff on why the politics of forced pregnancy have been so successful.

Mitch Daniels and the 2012 Field — Some thoughts on 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitch Daniels from conservative commentator Daniel Larison.

?otD: Watching the detectives do what, precisely?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (copy edits on Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 251.4
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk


[conventions] RadCon programming schedule

Here is my RadCon programming schedule, for those of you who might be in the scenic Tri-Cities area this coming weekend. Also, while I normally emcee the Masquerade, I appear to be cross-programmed this year.

Fri Feb 18
2:00 pmBlogging 101
4:00 pmThe Urban Monster

Sat Feb 19
9:00 amThe Healthy Hero
11:00 amLunch as Book Signing
2:00 pmDrawing the Body Cancer
6:00 pmWhat Makes a Successful Critique Group?
8:00 pmMasquerade Emcee

Sun Feb 20
10:00 amThe Formidable Woman
11:00 amPitching Workshop


[personal] Copy edits and promiscuous genes

Yesterday I woke up, exercised, blogged and worked the Day Jobbe as usual.

Had an interesting lunch with author Andrew Mayer, whose forthcoming steampunk trilogy from Pyr has the coolest log line I've heard in quite a while — "Steampunk superheroes in 1880s New York". Watch for The Society of Steam.

Spent the later afternoon at the Fireside Writers Group knocking out two more hours of Endurance copy edits and hanging with the decorative yet functional likes of [info]davidlevine and [info]camillealexa.

Went to the OMSI Science Pub last night and learned all about Promiscuous DNA: The Invasion, Spread, and Impact of Mobile Genes, whilst hanging out with [info]rekre8 and other interesting folks.

Came home and crawled into bed.

Busy life. Good life.