The Skokie Public Library blog comments on Mainspring — They seem to like it.
Where bad writing advice comes from — robin_d_laws on aspiring writers and the opinions of others. (Via biomekanic.)
The usually interesting Freakonomics with a somewhat fatuous discussion of the Google Books Settlement — In which I fight the good fight in comments.
Beyond the Red Edge — Centauri Dreams on the atmospheric signatures of plant life.
The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science — How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
GOP official who sent Obama chimpanzee email: 'I am not a racist' — Also, in Conservativeland, water is not wet and the sun does not rise in the east.
Former Senator Alan Simpson on GOP homophobes and misogyny
?otD: Ever done a PET scan? Did you acquire superpowers as a result?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (cancer follies, SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series)
Body movement: n/a (PET scan today requires no exercise prior)
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea