April 12th, 2011


[links] Link salad celebrates Yuri's Day

Yuri's PlanetAPOD with an image honoring Gagarin.

Gender and the shifting definitions of epic and urban fantasy

A digression on literary categoriesMaking Light (Teresa, actually) on genre categories. A scream.

Would a linguist always grade your writing A+?Language Log on prescriptivism and (essentially) copy editing.

That Noisy Woodpecker Had an Animated Secret — Avant garde art and Woody Woodpecker.

Even Moderate Drinking Increases the Risk for Cancer — Hmmm.

Navy Laser Sets Ship on Fire — The closer on this article is quite something.

Who is to blame for first shot? — It's the Civil War version of "Han shot first!" (Thanks to my Dad.)

Japan mulls raising nuclear crisis to top level

Fukushima Core Failure a Level 7 (the Worst) — Juan Cole on Japan's news and nuclear power in general.

Liberal vs. conservative: Who has better brain? — I'm kind of struggling with this little bit of politiconeuroanatomy. (Via David Goldman.)

Why Education Decreases Religious Faith — More to the point, education honestly presented, not that Liberty University crackerjack box degree stuff.

?otD: Why me, there must be a thousand other guys?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA, revisions and submittals)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 248.6
Currently reading: Between books


[personal|publishing] Things are good some days

Interesting day yesterday in my publishing life. Almost none of which I can actually announce yet.
  • Got some good news about one of my books.

  • Finished and submitted Sekrit Projekt

  • Revised and submitted two short stories

  • Received same-day acceptances on the Sekrit Projekt as well as both short stories

Plus the usual array of Day Jobbery, Dad stuff and ongoing personal life.

Also, [info]the_child said to me at one point yesterday, "If you went back in time and became a seventh grader, I'd totally date you."

I took that as the compliment she intended it to be, and majestically ignored the various other assorted ramifications of that statement. She's singing in The Magic Flute this Thursday and Friday, and is acquiring theatre quirks.