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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-07-08 04:51
Subject: [links] Link salad for an Omaha Friday
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Tags:books, cancer, cool, culture, funny, green, healthcare, language, links, personal, politics, process, publishing, religion, reviews, steampunk, stories, video, weird
A reader reacts to Green — Not so much with the liking, I am thinking.

A review of Boondocks Fantasy — Including some favorable comments on my story, "Jefferson's West".

Kurt Vonnegut's chalk talk on the shape of a story — (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

No One Cares About Your Reading — On book tours. (Via Patty Garcia.)

Goodbye, Oxford comma? Hello, Shatner comma! — Snerk. (Thanks to [info]corwynofamber.)

Sylvester H. Roper — A true steampunk hero. (Thanks to you what sent it.)

Making Genomics Routine in Cancer Care

History of Flight — Sigh. (Thanks to [info]goulo.)

The Rogue Taxidermist — This is very weird. Like Warren Ellis weird. (Thanks, I think, to [info]willyumtx.)

Audio from 123-year-old talking doll 'a pretty big first,' historians say

The Gospel Blimp — Speaking as a staunch atheist, I am increasingly fascinated by Slacktivist Fred Clark's critiques-from-within of Evangelicalism.

What Would Reagan Do? — More on the conservative myth-making around that sad old man who used to be president.

Obama calls the GOP’s bluff — Confidential to conservatives in America: Taxes are an investment in the country you claim to love so much. Unless you plan to go utterly Galt, stop pretending they are theft.

?otD: How many roads must a man walk down? And why?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (too tired)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2011-07-08 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I saw Vonnegut do the story shape lecture when he came to U.C. Davis to talk to the creative writing grad students in 1989. He was very entertaining! He also was the most depressing person I've listened to in some time. When he was introduced to us in a conference room, his opening statement was "I don't know why anyone wants to write. Everything worth saying has been said already, and no one is listening anyways."
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