April 17th, 2011


[links] Link salad prepares to cook momos this afternoon

SF Signal reviews Green — With mixed enthusiasms.

Authors protest against BBC treatment of genre fiction

The Art of Flirting — Now being taught at Norwescon.

Does anyone want to be "well-read?" — Roger Ebert on literary fame.

Shakespeare Meets Abbott and Costello — An oldie but a goodie.

Mimetoliths — Art guru James Gurney with your word of the day.

The view from EverestAPOD strikes again.

Is Sitting a Lethal Activity? — Why people react differently to the same calorie intake.

Frozen remains help explain the life and eventual extinction of the woolly mammoth

What's under Elmer's Island? — BP and the Gulf oil spill.

Civility is the Last Refuge of ScoundrelsRepublicans are [...] trying to use deficit concerns to push through their goal of dismantling the Great Society and if possible the New Deal; they have stated explicitly that they want to reduce taxes on high incomes to pre-New-Deal levels. And it's an article of faith on their part that low taxes have magical effects on the economy.

?otD: Who was watching the detectives, anyway?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 2 hour suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 245.6
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea


[conventions] Norwescon programming

My Norwescon schedule, for them what wants it:
4 pmCascade 4New Shared World Anthologies

3 pmGrand 2Autograph Session 2
4 pmCascade 5&6The Best Writing Advice I Ever Received

11 amCascade 8Which Point of View Serves Your Story Best?
1 pmCascade 3Jay Lake reads from his work

Otherwise I will be generally around in the usual places.


[child] The Child plays lacrosse

[info]the_child in motion, which appears to be her natural state.

They won 8-4. She scored five of those goals, including two on run-ins from an interception. She is nothing like I was in my childhood. For which I say, good for her!

Photo © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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[help] American social history

My dad is doing some historical/genealogical research on our family, and is stumped by an item from the 1910 U.S. Census. He's hoping someone out here in the blogosphere can shed some light. So far his Google fu has been inadequate.

Dad says:
Two men in their 40’s living together at time of 1910 census in New York. Both employed as silk finishers in a silk mill.

One is listed as head of household and single. He apparently remained single for his whole life.

The other is listed as “partner” and married – having been married 20 years.

Anyone understand the use of the term partner in the 1910 census?