Link Sausages of Questionable Origin... and Age — Scrivener's Error on information, privacy and publishing rights, with reference to me in my role as cheese monkey.
The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut — The late Nora Ephron Is Funny in the pages of The New Yorker. (Snurched from Sonia Lyris.)
Steam Punk Remakes Power Grid with Compressed Air — (Thanks to David E. Vincent.)
Apps That Present Highlights of the World in Front of You — Some cool augmented reality tools. (Via my Dad.)
Building an Organ on a Chip — I love living in the future.
When does weather become climate? — A recent heat map of the US, among other things, from the Bad Astronomer.
Jemima Wilkinson: Queer preacher reborn in 1776 as “Publick Universal Friend” — Wow. I had no idea about this fascinating piece of American history. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Gay, Black, and Quaker: History Catches Up with Bayard Rustin — If I do not fight bigotry wherever it is, bigotry is thereby strengthened. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Kudzu and the California Marriage Amendment —
How I see America, from a former Gitmo prisoner — Feel safer?
Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation — America: the worst justice money can buy. This is what the conservative fetish for privatization gets us. (Via
We're No. 1! We're No. 1! We're ... uh ... not? — Ah, the insanity of American exceptionalism. Another toxic social problem that our conservative friends own lock, stock and barrel. (Via David Goldman.)
Communists in Congress Today? Probing the Roots of 'McCarthyism' — Just a little reminder that The Crazy has a long and honorable tradition at the heart of American conservatism.
?otD: Cooking out for the Fourth?
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (0.25 hours to finish Kalimpura galley edits, as well as short story revisions and submittals and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate