Interview with Jay Lake — Since the vampire wasn’t available, writer and blogger Anthony Cardno talks to me instead.
The Encyclodpedia of Science Fiction beta is live online — Weird but cool to be reading about myself there.
How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers — For them what needs it. My mind just doesn’t work this way. (Via @Ruth_Nestvold.)
How to Spot Circulating Tumor Cells — Cancer cells that have broken away from the main tumor can spread the disease. Now scientists are developing better ways to find them. My problem, in a nutshell.
‘Last Chance’ skywritten messages over NYC not warning but an art project — People are idiots. What terrorist organization would announce itself by skywriting?
Occupied Wall Street, Seen From Abroad — In the past month, it has been odd to read Twitter and blog posts from the Middle East taking the Wall Street protests far more seriously than anyone here has.
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the sterling ethics of conservative journalism. In this case, a disruption of the Occupy Washington demonstration.
Panic of the Plutocrats — I love the word “plutocracy”. It should mean “rule by cartoon dogs”.
David Barton is more influential than Jim Wallis — Slacktivist Fred Clark on the Religious Right. Yes, they’re real. Yes, they’re out there. And yes, they want to run your life. The true sin of the Republican Party is giving these people so much political and social power in their trolling for votes.
Liberal bloggers did not stage the Values Voter Summit — Nope, that would be Christianism on parade, proudly showing its worst side. Not that it has a best side.
Elizabeth Warren: Refuting Straw Liberals — What Warren has done is to make a proper case for liberalism, which does not happen often enough (Via David Goldman.)
The Myth of Voter Fraud — The New York Times on the GOP’s wholesale efforts at voter suppression. When you can’t win on ideas, block the votes. It worked in 2000 with the Brooks Brothers Riot and Bush v. Gore. Now they’re taking the act pro, nationwide. Nice to see Your Liberal Media acknowledging this blatant tactic instead of nodding wisely along to the latest Frank Luntz talking point as usual.
Glenn Beck Warns of the Coming of the ‘Violent Left’ — Projection much, Beckster? Someone needs to up his meds and spend some time in his quiet corner. This is the same conservative mindset that believes that that secular Western liberals are conspiring for the implementation of Shariate law. Guys, when you say things this blatantly crazy, it tars everything else you say as crazy, even when you are actually making sense. Sometimes I think the whole body of right wing conservative rhetoric with respect to moderates and liberals boils down to projection.
?otD: Is that all you get for your money?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,000 words of outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Currently reading: The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod