A reader reacts to Trial of Flowers — Objects (accurately) to the lack of female characters.
Don’t Ask Me Where I Get My Ideas — Howard Tayler explains it all for you as cogently as I've ever seen it done. Plus he's the Schlock Mercenary guy, which makes him doubly cool. Some of the best long-form SF out there. Buy the books, or hit the Web archives from strip number one. Absolutely worth your time.
I want to see you fly your airship — A challenge from Steampunk Flugtag Flying Olympics.
Watch Man-Controlled Bacteria Build a Nanoscale Pyramid — They buried the lede: [I]n the future, they'll use that same technique to create a bacterial propulsion system for larger nanobots. Booyah!
Conservatives reject Frum-ism — What you're seeing here is the tension between being a conservative and being a Republican. It's not that you can't be both at the same time, but that you have to know which wins when ideological push comes to electoral shove
Is There A Majority for Health Care Repeal? Not Really — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the wishful thinking of Republic rhetoric about HCR repeal. Also, could we just put a bullet in the "America is a center-right nation" meme, please? It's grown damned silly, not to mention as deeply counterfactual as most cherished Republican memes.
An Open Letter to Conservatives — Oh, yeah. (Thanks to madwriter.)
Big Fucking Deal — Hahahah. And because you know, dropping the F-bomb on live mic is every bit as bad as death threats, which aren't the GOP's fault anyway. (Thanks to markbourne.)
?otD: Do you know how the needle feels sliding into your chest?
Writing time yesterday: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.0 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10
Currently reading: [between books]