Alone in the Old Republican Crowd — Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing in the coffee house.
Have We Met? Tracing Face Blindness to Its Roots — Some cool perceptual psychology here. (Via David Goldman.)
The Joy of Quiet — Hmmm.
Antarctic adventurers race against history's clock
Ice Varieties along the Antarctic Coast
A history of the Earth in 24 hours — A nifty graphic. Not valid for Young Earth Creationists and others among the wilfully ignorant, of course.
Prior Visions of Star Flight — Interesting from an SFnal perspective as well as a historical technology perspective.
In Panama City, Colorful Red Devil Buses Yielding to Paler, Safer Kind
Energy giant hid behind shells in "land grab" — A perfect example of why the conservative rubric of "industry self-regulation" is total crap. Which, of course, is obvious to anyone with a junior high school education and intact critical thinking faculties who isn't too invested in their ideology to think about the role of self-interest in corporate decision making. (Via Steve Buchheit, who got it from Tobias Buckell.)
2011: End of US Hyperpower & its War with Islamdom
The Price of 'Victory' — The war in Iraq is over … just not for the Iraqis. Lest you are somehow ignorant enough to believe that Iraq war was in any way good for Iraqis or their country. (Via Eunomia.)
Newt Gingrich: "I'm A Middle Class Person" — Right. Because all us middle class people have half million dollar lines of credit at Tiffany's. Sadly, millions of low-information GOP voters will nod along to this tripe, as they always do.
?otd: Partying tonight?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.5 (fitful)
Currently (re)reading: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey