Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad coins a phrase

Cascade Writers Workshop is now open for registration [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — If you're interested in working with me, David Levine and Beth Meacham next summer, here's your chance. Plus, how can you go wrong with a long weekend out on Washington's Olympic Peninsula?

Language Log with more on the recent Jane Austen arguments

The B-side of Steve Jobs — Apple and the Beatles.

Other generations growing weary of Baby Boomers — Speaking as someone too young for Boomerhood and too old for Gen X, I'm weary of this whole generational dialectic.

How do you really know what time it is?io.9 on the brain and time. I found this fascinating, because some of the assertions cited from neuroscience researchers don't seem to apply to me. For example, the idea that the human brain is poor at assessing the objective passage of time. If I'm rested and not ill (ie, not on chemo), I almost always know what time it is to within 15 minutes, whether or not I have recent access to a clock. I can also tell myself when to wake up, and this will work almost all the time, again, even if I cannot see a clock from where I am sleeping. Interesting read.

Louisiana Citizens Horrified that there's Evolution in Science Books — And yet somehow we have survived into the 21st century as an industrialized democracy. Why are we as a nation even having these conversations? We might as well be horrified that the Earth is not the center of the solar system.

That's the Story? — Sigh. Anatomy of another of the endless parade of Republican lies that are reported without analysis or rebuttal in Your Liberal Media. With, you know, actual cites and facts and stuff, in case you think this is just more liberal bias.

?otD: Heads or tails?

Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (7,800 new words on Kalimpura, to 77,400)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 248.2 (!)
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Act of Will by A.J. Hartley

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