The true secret of love… — Marti McKenna makes a funny and neat image out of something I said.
Avengers of Harmony — My Little Pony/Avengers mashup video. Heh. (Thanks to
Heavy ion collisions reveal the earliest instants of our Universe — LHC and RHIC provide a completely different view of fundamental forces.
Is Central Oregon Warming To Gay Culture?
Penn State orders removal of Paterno statue — One very small but symbolic step in the right direction.
The Seven Stages of Gun Violence — Some wise thoughts about the American response to violence. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
Dreaming of a World With No Intellectuals — Conservatives and the intellectual life. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
Legislator Upset That Muslims Want to Use School-Voucher Program Too — This is actually slightly old news, but I like this particular take on the story. Especially this: [Republican state representative] Hodges mistakenly assumed that 'religious' meant 'Christian.' Which pretty much in a nutshell explains the conservative view of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion. More of that justly famed conservative intellectual consistency: absolutists to a point beyond absurdity on the Second Amendment, arrant revisionists and situationalists on the First.
Self-Indulgence and Duty — Many of the failures of the Bush [Administration] came about partly because most conservatives fell in line, deferred to party leaders, and did their “duty” to their party by continuing to support it even when it was leading them and the country towards disaster. It doesn’t bode well for the future if conservatives are ready to fall back into that same pattern.
?otD: Got mountain?
Writing time yesterday: 90 minutes (research plus 1,300 words on a requested short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, trail hiking to come
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Currently reading: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie