A reader reacts to Endurance — He liked it.
Queering Shakespeare: reflections on damaging tropes, and some positive alternatives — Julia Rios at Outer Alliance on Shakespear, queers and the peurile vileness that is Orson Scott Card’s worldview.
Rollback from GRAIL’s Rocket — APOD with a neat time-lapse photograh.
NASA successfully tests five-segment solid rocket motor — World’s largest, apparently. I originally found this story through a FOX news site, but I refuse, even to link to them as a source.
Saturn Moon Has Thin Atmosphere, Astronomers Discover — Icy body Dione may have dilute layer of oxygen air, study says.
Scientists develop blood swimming ‘microspiders’ to heal injuries, deliver drugs — Fantastic Voyage, anyone? (Thanks to
They Messed With Texas — Perry and the death penalty.
California Republicans Going Extinct? — Given Prop 8 and the recent history of the California govenorship, I don’t actually believe this, but it’s an interesting read.
How the Apocalyptic GOP is Dragging us Into Civil War — But for the new GOP, compromise of any kind defeats their central purpose, which is political totale krieg. This party’s entire reason for being is conflict and aggression. There is no underlying patriotic instinct to find middle ground with the rest of us, because the party doesn’t have a vision for society that includes anyone outside the tent. That’s what happens when you religionize your politics, and brand anyone who stands against you sinful and a traitor. I’ll looking at you guys Atwater, Aisles and Rove.
?otD: How many drips in a drop?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.0. hours (chemo)
Hours slept: 17.5 hours (maps, lenghty overnight … ah, chemo)
Currently reading: Antiphon by Ken Scholes