January 13th, 2012


[links] Link salad head back west

The unbearable loss of words

Dear 16 year old me — A video about malignant melanoma. (Via David Ivory.)

Mercedes apologizes for using Che Guevara image — Using a mass murderer to sell cars. Classy.

Great Science FraudsScience is not known for drama, except when a researcher commits fraud.

New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms

NASA able to observe a long time ago, in newly found galaxies far, far awayResearchers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to find five tiny but bright galaxies clustered together 13.1 billion light-years from Earth.

Saturn's Iapetus: Painted Moon

Exosaturn — Discovering a ring system around a planet orbiting a distant star. Wow.

How Do Iraqis View the Effects of the Iraq War? — Ahem.

Uncompassionate ConservatismThe point isn’t necessarily that Romney has lived in privilege all his life; so did FDR. It’s his apparent inability or unwillingness to imagine what it’s like for those less privileged, his complete failure to try, even in his imagination, walking in someone else’s shoes that stands out. This echoes a point I've made a number of times in the past is that the contemporary incarnation of conservatism involves a failure of both empathy and imagination. (Via David Goldman.)

?otd: How many of you have never flown in an airplane?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (not enough time)
Body movement: Airport walking to come.
Hours slept: 6.5 (fitful)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Lion's Blood by Steven Barnes


[travel] Flying back to PDX

Today I travel back to Portland. A few errands this afternoon, some time with nobr>[info]the_child</nobr>, then I'm off to a housewarming party this evening.

It's been a tiring but manageable week. My body seems to be (largely) cooperating with my intentions, and the writing is firing up. In fact, more of that on the plane today.

Whatever you're doing today and this weekend, have fun and be well.