Where’s My Niche? The Unique Challenges of the Writer Blogger — Catherine Shaffer on blogging for the writer.
Notes while watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for the xxth time since childhood — Mark Bourne is funny and thoughtful.
Annual Halloween rituals — Slacktivist Fred Clark on Christianist loon opposition to Halloween. He makes a good point about comparing Halloween hysteria to hysteria about the so-called ‘War on Christmas’. Also, this: I suppose the best way to get knee-jerk social conservatives to stop whining about Halloween would be to point out to them that all this free candy undermines Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. Hahahahah.
GOP Candidates Wax Stupid on Religion — I quote the same Constitution the strict constructionists in the GOP all fetishize so much: no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. Hey, GOP, picking and choosing what’s convenient to your prejudices from your every-word-is-sacred Founders? Kind of like how your Christianist core treats the every-word-is-literally-true Bible, huh? Wonder if there’s a connection…
Climate Change Deniers Abandon ‘Befuddled Warmist’ Physicist Who Came Around On Global Warming — This is classic Republican thinking. When one of their own takes a careful, objective look at the facts on the ground and concludes that a cherished conservative talking point is wrong, instead of looking at the evidence, they attack the messenger.
?otD: What did you read this weekend?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Currently (re)reading: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett