Life in pictures — In which I make a guest appearance as an Ewok on Julie Ann's blog.
You can draw, and probably better than I can — Another of Roger Ebert's meditations on life. I especially liked this bit on sketching: Begin with a proper sketch book. Draw in ink. Finish each drawing you begin, and keep every drawing you finish. No erasing, no ripping out a page, no covering a page with angry scribbles. I have many times said an almost precisely analogous thing about writing first drafts.
A Young Reader Asks: Is There an Elitist Oligarchy in the Underworld of Knitters? — I know there's a lot of knitters out there in fandom and writerdom. This article about Ravelry is for you. Bonus comparison of knitting to rock climbing.
British Interplanetary Society: Then and Now
A Romp Into Theories of the Cradle of Life
Do Mysterious Forces Dictate Our Travel Patterns? — A curious squib from Freakonomics on the human propensity to travel.
You’re ooonly cheating yourself — Sniffer dogs and lie detectors as observer effects. Security theater, anyone?
Will Egypt's Revolution Be in Vain? — An Egyptian human rights activist in exile speaks up.
Quantifying Wisdom — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the economic value of the elderly, and incidentally on why society as a whole is not a business.
Back home, GOP freshmen find fiscal responsibility can be tricky business — See, what the Tea Partiers actually meant was for Congress to cut wasteful giveaways that benefit undeserving liberals elsewhere, not critical programs in their own districts. It's all so simple!
?otD: Are Jawas just undead Ewoks?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (off)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk