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[links] Link salad tightens its goggle straps

Defining Steampunk as an AestheticSteampunk Scholar makes the same argument I've been making for a long time now, that steampunk is an aesthetic, not a movement per se. He arrives at that argument by a slightly different route than I do, but I believe we're in substantial agreement. My counterargument to our shared thesis is my forthcoming single title novella from PS Publishing, The Baby Killers.

Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico — Photos of what is shaping up to be the greatest human-caused environmental disaster of all time. Drill, baby, drill. (And may I say, while picking on the politics of this, that the Obama administration's response has been startlingly understated and bafflingly protective of BP and the oil industry in general. We got rid of Cheney, why is his ethos driving policy now?)

God is Egocentric Personal Opinion — Fascinating walkthrough of some research on opinion and religion, and the implications for the so-called "moral compass" of theists.

Calif. bill would block Texas textbook changes"While some Texas politicians may want to set their educational standards back 50 years, California should not be subject to their backward curriculum changes." Hey, a note of sanity.

?otD: Have you ever been aboard an airship?



5/17/2010
Writing time yesterday: 30 minutes (editing and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 232.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

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