Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad hears the music

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Steampunk Fiction Donated — Clemson University with a steampunk reading list, including a couple of books I'm not familiar with. Cool!

Asimov's Vesta and Ours — A little bit of SF history intersects contemporary space science.

Mapping Bloomsday

Cracking the F&#%ing Humor Code

'You Look Great' and Other Lies — What to say to someone who is very ill. I don't agree with everything in this piece, but it's still pretty good.

The Incredible Shrinking Man — Roger Ebert on eldering.

Rare, Aggressive Fungus Strikes Joplin Tornado Victims

A Russian A.T.M. With an Ear for the Truth — Weird. (Thanks to Dad.)

Radio School: 1920 — Ah, the golden age of wireless. Tubepunk, you might say.

For Franciscan Twins, Simple Lives Had Depth — I think this piece is supposed to be inspirational, but I mostly found it saddening.

Delay rule bumps up flight cancellations

Port of Philadelphia: c. 1936 — A WPA poster. I love this kind of art.

Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port — Oh, the irony.

The Federalist Papers — Ta-Nehisi Coates on politics, race and identity. This is a really good one.

Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth — This says a lot about political discourse. (Via [info]scarlettina.)

?otD: When is the last train to Clarksville, anyway?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (Kalimpura revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30-minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 233.4
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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