July 8th, 2011


[links] Link salad for an Omaha Friday

A reader reacts to Green — Not so much with the liking, I am thinking.

A review of Boondocks Fantasy — Including some favorable comments on my story, "Jefferson's West".

Kurt Vonnegut's chalk talk on the shape of a story — (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

No One Cares About Your Reading — On book tours. (Via Patty Garcia.)

Goodbye, Oxford comma? Hello, Shatner comma! — Snerk. (Thanks to [info]corwynofamber.)

Sylvester H. Roper — A true steampunk hero. (Thanks to you what sent it.)

Making Genomics Routine in Cancer Care

History of Flight — Sigh. (Thanks to [info]goulo.)

The Rogue Taxidermist — This is very weird. Like Warren Ellis weird. (Thanks, I think, to [info]willyumtx.)

Audio from 123-year-old talking doll 'a pretty big first,' historians say

The Gospel Blimp — Speaking as a staunch atheist, I am increasingly fascinated by Slacktivist Fred Clark's critiques-from-within of Evangelicalism.

What Would Reagan Do? — More on the conservative myth-making around that sad old man who used to be president.

Obama calls the GOP’s bluff — Confidential to conservatives in America: Taxes are an investment in the country you claim to love so much. Unless you plan to go utterly Galt, stop pretending they are theft.

?otD: How many roads must a man walk down? And why?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (too tired)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord


[photos] Flying with the Emerald City

As noted yesterday [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], [info]the_child and I went flying with [info]elusivem in the good aerostat Emerald City. A good time was had by all, except possibly the balloon envelope.

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As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2011, Chantal Helgasen, B. Lake and Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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