Podcast Rec —
Want to catch a lady's eye? Don't smile, study says — Is this a version of nice guys finish last?
Buffalo-Pitts: 1905 — Steam tractors on ice, from Shorpy.
On the Calendar: Exoplanets and Worldships — Centauri Dreams on some awfully interesting symposia.
The Moon is wetter than we thought — This is pretty cool.
Scribblers in Chief — With great power comes great illegibility. See if you can figure out which U.S. presidents' signatures are depicted below.
Paul Krugman: Medicare and Mediscares — Really, the issue isn't paying for Medicare, it's the cost of what Medicare pays for. But the reality is that the Ryan plan is turning into a political disaster for Republicans, not because the plan's critics are lying about it, but because they're describing it accurately. Ah, reality, that great and pesky impediment to conservative ideology. I also like this comment: The new program might still be called Medicare — hey, we could replace government coverage of major expenses with an allowance of two free aspirins a day, and still call it "Medicare" — but it wouldn't be the same program.
?otD: When was the last you went ice skating?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: none (hopefully some walking to come)
Hours slept: 11.0 hours (fitful)
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin