Are those gears on your staff? — Abi Sutherland at Making Light with a curious and interesting perspective on all the recent steampunk ranting.
Tiny landscapes — Art guru James Gurney on the visual equivalent of flash fiction.
Customs Officials Protect America from Wealthy Canadian Who Wanted to Spend Money Here — I sure feel safer now. Don't you?
The Frightening Link Between Phase Changes And Terrorism — Military action can dramatically increase the pool from which terrorists are recruited, according to a new computer model of the how radical behavior spreads. Who could possibly have foreseen such a thing?
Bush: 'I Was A Dissenting Voice' On Iraq War — "I was a dissenting voice. I didn't want to use force," Bush said. "I mean force is the last option for a President. And I think it's clear in the book that I gave diplomacy every chance to work Um, wow. That degree of morally bankrupt revisionism is breathtaking chutzpah. Or breathtaking stupidity. Or probably, both. And the sad thing is, he probably believes himself at this point. Just wow.
?otD: What is your least favorite city? Why?
Writing time yesterday: 6.0 hours (10,500 new words, to 31,600 words on Kalimpura, plus WRPA and some short fiction revisions)
Body movement: 45 minute urban walk (airport environs), plus 10 minutes in hotel whirlpool
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold