March 13th, 2011


[links] Link salad bucks the morning

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2011 toc announced — Includes my short story from the Maurice Broaddus-edited Dark Faith anthology, "Mother Urban's Booke of Dayes".

J.A. Pitts with a stellar author moment

The Northrop XP-79 “Flying Ram”, circa 1945x planes with one of those aircraft photos that makes you doubt the sanity of test pilots all over again.

Antimatter: The Conundrum of Storage

Workers scramble to cool reactors; official says 2nd blast possible — Sigh.

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis

Why cigarette packs matterBad Science on the behavioral effects of cigarette packaging.

Politically Expedient Sexism — Skanky politics from alleged moderates. This is wrong on so many levels.

U.S. Sends Conflicting Signals On Gay Marriage Law — As always, Right wing rage at the Obama administration is misplaced and historically ignorant. But I repeat myself.

?otD: Rodeo or roller derby? Please show your work.

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (2,500 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (forgot again, darn it)
Currently reading: Esprit de Corps by Lawrence Durrell


[personal] Department of taxing experiences

Not much to say about yesterday. Busy, productive, portions of the day were very engaging. I walked with a friend in the morning, got 2,500 words done on Sunspin (barely, mid-session I overran my writing notes without realizing I was going to do so, and had to retrench), spent a number of hours sorting receipts and paperwork for tax filing (which brought back a number of difficult memories), helped [info]the_child with some homework, and entertained a visiting friend in the evening.

Today will about the same, except with less friend time and more tax work. How are you reveling in your weekend?