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.
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
?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)
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin