April 23rd, 2012


[links] Link salad wanders into Monday

John Cleese on Creativity — (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Post-Prozac NationThe Science and History of Treating Depression.

Why North Korean 'racist dwarfs' really are three inches shorter than their cousins in South Korea — Headline from the Daily Mail.

Quantum Rainbow Photon Gun Unveiled — :: wamts ::

How science failed during the Gulf oil disaster

Wal-Mart probe could cost some executives their jobs — Now, if they were Wall Street execs, these guys would just get bigger bonuses.

Former presidential hopeful John Edwards faces trial — And he was supposed to be one of the good guys. Of course, if he'd been a Republican, this never would have gone to trial. See Vitter, Craig, etc. for what happens to GOPers with sex scandals.

Mitt Romney’s secretsMitt Romney's contemptuous attitude toward the importance of public disclosure is increasingly troubling. Whether it involves the details of his personal finances or the identity of his big fundraisers, the presumptive Republican is setting a new, low bar for transparency.

?otd: Huh? What happened?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,800 words on Their Currents Turn Awry)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (solid)
Weight: 241.4 (!)
Currently reading: Somewhere Else by Sally McLennan


[photos] My mom's birthday and the Tulip Festival

Yesterday, [info]lillypond and I went with our mother [info]tillyjane and the Niece to the Tulip Festival outside of Woodburn, OR, to celebrate [info]tillyjane's 70th birthday. Good fun was had by all, to be sure.

[info]the_child had taken the good camera with her on a snowboarding trip, so everything I shot was on my iPhone camera.

[info]tillyjane her own self

Me, stuck in a shoe (photo by my sister)

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As usual, more at the Flickr set

Photos © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and M. Lake.

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[travel|food] Repost: Open dinner in Newark, CA (East Bay) April 24th

I will be in the East Bay area tomorrow on business. Apologies for the late notice, but I'm announcing an open dinner at the Bombay Garden in Newark, CA [ Google Maps ] at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 24th.

Let me know in comments if you think you'll be there so I have an approximate headcount. If you've already RSVP'ed, I don't need you to RSVP again.

I will be re-posting this Tuesday.