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SF Site reviews The Book of Dreams — With an amusing take on my story "Testaments".

Check out the Dark Faith cover — My story "Mother Urban's Booke of Dayes" is in that volume.

Goods/Not GoodsScrivener's Error on content, reacting to an interesting guest post on Charlie Stross' blog. This is pretty heavy duty stuff, but well worth your time to peruse. A much deeper, more theoretical approach to the same problem I'm trying to address with my (somewhat) practical questions about whether books are licenses or products.

Top Ten Differences between Mir Hosain Mousavi and Lady Gaga — Ah, culture. For my part, I knew more about Mousavi than Lady Gaga before I read this piece.

Video games can never be art — Roger Ebert argues an interesting (and doubtless unpopular) point.

OK, how do YOU pronounce Eyjafjallajökull?

SMBC explans it all — "Because the Lizard Monkey is displeased" accounts for so much in life. I'm considering adopting that as my standing explanation.

The Bookdocks get right to the point of my post yesterday about conservative magical thinking

The single mother's manifesto — JK Rowling on welfare, single parenting, and why she pays taxes.

Who will speak for the beleaguered WASP?The Edge of the American West is funny. Oh noes, time for a Tea Party uprising! (For the record, I am as WASP as one can get, minus the Connecticut birth certificate and the trust fund.)

Teacher leaves over evolution flap"I find it hard to believe that in this day and age that a teacher such as myself can be ordered to eliminate the teaching of Darwin's work and the theory of evolution," he said. Yes, welcome to the nineteenth century, natural home of Christianist idiots everywhere and the America your Republican Party wants us all to live in.

When Have Republicans Ever Been The "People's Party"?[W]hen it comes to economic and financial matters the Republican Party is not and really has never been a "People's Party." It is a bit unfair to expect the leadership of a party that has traditionally defended corporate and financial interests to support anything that could be considered economic populism. This post is exactly why I like reading Daniel Larison so much. He's an intellectually honest, thoughtful conservative.

?otD: If this is Saturday, where are we?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour
Body movement: forthcoming urban walk
Hours slept: 10.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

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