Storm Surge — Spider Robinson on his daughter's diagnosis of Stage IV breast cancer. His daughter Terri on the diagnosis. (Via
A History of Kids and Sleep: They Never Get Enough but Who’s to Say How Much They Need?
Neanderthal Demise Due to Many Influences, Including Cultural Changes
First Neanderthal cave paintings discovered in Spain
Seismic Metamaterials Could Cloak Dams and Power Stations — This reads like pure science fiction to me.
Humans helped wipe out African rainforest
While TIME readers in the rest of the world get a serious profile of a key figure in the Euro crisis, Americans get a cover story about animal friendships – the latest in American news distortion. — Your Liberal Media, hard at work.
Why gay marriage is inevitable — With more openly gay people and strong support for same-sex unions among the young, the war is over even as the fighting continues.
The Real Risks of Glitter Bombing — So violently harassing abortion providers and female patients is legitimate social protest, but throwing glitter at people is assault? If you're conservative, it all depends on who's on the receiving end. The Right needs to get get its head screwed on a little straighter.
Republicans undiscover fire — They got what they wanted. They got CEOs with no limits on their wealth. They got banks with no limits on their "creativity." They got trade agreements that guaranteed manufacturing could be moved to the dirtiest, cheapest, most desperate source available. They got massive cuts in capital gains taxes and equally large boosts in the wealth they could pass along in estates. They got everything they said would make us all wealthy. They got record oil and gas drilling. They got record giveaways of public land. They got everything they said would create jobs. They got the middle class to shoulder more, more, more of the burden so that those beautiful job creators would be free to work their magic.
?otd: CAT or PET?
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (WRPA, book review, short fiction revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (solid)
Currently reading: Nekropolis by Maureen McHugh