July 29th, 2013


[links] Link salad goes to a wedding

Pre-order on the trade paperback of Jay Lake's Process of Writing is now available

Jay Lake’s Process of Writing 2005-2010 — Minerva Zimmerman of Apocalypse Ink Productions talks about working on my writing book.

"The Stars Do Not Lie" — A positive review of my award-nominated novella.

The Whirling Dingleberry Award — Something I helped create some years ago. Hee. It's a motorized trophy awarded for wretched excess in stylistic elegance.

US Gained a Decade of Flynn-Effect IQ Points After Adding Iodine To Salt — Because science! (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

First Planet Discovered Orbiting a Brown Dwarf

Projected climate change moves much faster than land vertebrates have evolvedSpecies that survive future warming probably won’t do it by evolving.

Teen Bible Campers Hospitalized After Mixing Fart Spray and Deer Repellent in Prank — (Via [info]danjite.)

I'm The 14-Year-Old Who Wrote The "Jesus Isn't A Dick So Keep Him Out of My Vagina" Sign In Texas And Was Labeled A "Whore" By Strangers Online — Ah, the compassionate kindness of Bible believing Christians. Love their neighbor-loving Christlike ways. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people? — Clearly the Pope is no Christian. Ask any conservative pastor or Catholic bishop or Mormon stake president in America about gays.

Just as We Suspected: Florida Saved Nothing by Drug Testing Welfare Applicants — One of my working definitions of conservatism is the dread fear that someone, somewhere is enjoying an unearned benefit at one's expense. This law is a perfect example of that kind of thinking. The only public interest it ever served was manufacturing more angry white men. (Via [info]corwynofamber.)

The U.S. is Last in Paid Vacation and Holidays — Yes, but investor returns are properly protected, so it's all good.

Growing Number Of States Are Reporting Lower Than Expected Health Care Premiums — Yes, the liberal disaster that is Obamacare will provide healthcare coverage more people for less money than ever before. How can we bear the shame of such a conservative idea as the individual mandate actually being implemented?

Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is.The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms' cloud services cannot be trusted. (Via [info]danjite.)

QotD?: Got cake?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block conducting Department of Justice investigations of white patriots: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg


[photos|events] JayWake, the retrospective

JayWake. There were all these people. A coffin. (A very hot, dark, coffin.) Books. Some good food. Friends from Germany, Canada, Connecticut, Texas, Utah, California, Washington, Arizona and elsewhere. A lot of laughter. Some mortification. Deep embarrassment. Profound amusement. Joy. Love. More than I can ever describe, or thank, or return.


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As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © Manny Frishberg, reproduced with permission.


[personal] Busy, busy, busy more

We're leaving for New Zealand tomorrow. Today we are attending an out of town wedding. (Shortish road trip, not flying.) There are visitors and family and meals and packing and bill paying and pharmaceutical chasing to do. I haven't written up my Comic-con report yet, nor a more substantive JayWake report.

Did I mention we're leaving for New Zealand tomorrow?

So, yeah, busy. In fun and unusual ways. With rest breaks and icing my feet and using the cane and all the rest of what I do to care for myself. Because that's the way I roll hobble these days.