Expertise and Habit: Outliers Analysis — Catherine Schaff-Stump on the process of becoming a professional. (Hint: Practice, practice, practice.) Well thought out analysis of an old idea.
Sunset at the spiral jetty
Vintage Buttons — I love the arrangement of colors and sizes in this image.
Radiation risk from flying dwarfs — Snerk.
Close the Washington Monument — Hmm. (Via Making Light.)
Antiscience party — The explanation for the GOP's opposition to science is pretty clear to me. When you embrace rejection of basic reality through faith-based thinking on one topic, it becomes acceptable to do so on any topic. Their post-Nixon pandering to the Creationism of the Religious Right has been going on so long that has become a core pattern for them.
Advancing the Gay Agenda Through Sharia Law — More conservative thought leadership.
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (WRPA, plus 2,000 words on a short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 250.2
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 6/10 (peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books