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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-22 06:35
Subject: [links] Link salad gets marked down from 22,000 days
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Tags:books, contests, culture, links, mainspring, personal, photos, politics, polls, religion, reviews, stories
I plan to close the steampunk caption contest voting poll tomorrow and declare a winner — Vote now if you haven't!

A reader reacts to Mainspring — They liked it.

A reader reacts to "In the Forests of the Night" — They really hated it.

Mad Men: 1955 — Mmm. The chromocritic.

Male and female ability differences down to socialisation, not geneticsBehavioural differences between the sexes are not hard-wired at birth but are the result of society's expectations, say scientists. (Via The Edge of the American West.)

Dear Rev. Graham: Obama was not born a Muslim and neither is anyone elseThose Americans who insist on seeing Obama as a Muslim are othering him, and probably are using religion as a proxy for race. Since the Civil Rights movement, it has been unacceptable in the United States for a public figure to engage openly in racist discourse, as shock jocks Dr. Laura and Don Imus discovered. But apparently it is still all right to be a religious bigot, so Islam is being scapegoated by the Republican Party, as its ability openly to play on racial fears is being increasingly constrained.

?otD: What would you do if this were the last day of your life?

Writing time yesterday: 3.5 hours (revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk to come
Hours slept: 8.25 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Destroyer by C.J. Cherryh

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