Business English: Useful, yes. But mandatory? — (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)
Marilyn Beaver — Art project cum fundraiser (and generalize weirdness) courtesy of my aunt, who is a ringleader.
Insights From the Youngest Minds — Cognitive psychology and infants.
Supercomputing Power Could Pave the Way to Energy-Efficient Engines
100 Days and Counting to NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing
The Downfall of IBM — Ah, business. The wisdom of markets. (Via
Running against a party, not an opponent — [T]he president is "discovering the one benefit of a Republican Congress dominated by true believers," by "making the crazy work for him."
Politicizing Bin Laden’s death — Some members of the GOP say Bin Laden's death shouldn't be used for politics, but it’s part of a new 7-minute Obama campaign video. Right. I can really respect the GOP's moral and intellectual leadership on this issue because no Republican ever used Osama bin Laden, or terrorism in general, for political purposes.
The Republicans Are Burning Down the House of Democracy — It's helpful when Your Liberal Media occasionally takes note of political reality.
?otd: What's the best thing you ate last week?
Writing time yesterday: 3.5 hours (2.0 hours and 4,600 words on Their Currents Turn Awry, 1.5 hours on WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.25 (fitful)
Currently reading: The Blade Itself Joe Abercrombie