Honeyed Words by my good friend J.A. Pitts has won the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Best New Novel — Go give him some love.
A Steampunk Wristwatch I Would Love to Afford — Clickety clack. (Via
Mongolian Bling — We follow three young rappers as they combine traditional Mongolian music with western rap to create nomadic hip hop. (Via my brother.)
A transgender story: My daughter, my son — When Sarah became Finn, her parents began their own journey.
The person you used to be still tells you what to do — (Via Lisa Costello.)
Fossil reveals spider in mid-strike — I love behavioral fossils. (Via David Goldman.)
Mind-Control and Instant Skill — Optogenetics and you.
Organism without a brain creates external memories for navigation — I've been on dates like that.
SpaceX Falcon 9 lost an engine on the way up; Dragon on its way to ISS — Or maybe not. Apparently it's in the wrong orbit.
The Ohio State University Marching Band Does Video Games — Hahah. (Via Jersey Girl in Portland.)
Restraint — Ursula K. LeGuin on social sacrifice. (Thanks to
Chick-fil-A’s Biblical Family of the Day — Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy: “We support biblical families.” Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3).
Charlie Fuqua, Arkansas Legislative Candidate, Endorses Death Penalty For Rebellious Children In Book — Welcome to the Christian nation of America that our conservative friends want to institute.
Romney says Obama hasn’t signed any Free Trade Agreements (false) — The really great thing about being a Republican candidate in America is that Your Liberal Media will dutifully report any baldfaced lie you tell as if it were true, making any challenge to that lie seem like progressive whining. Thus neatly reinforcing the hermetic seal on the conservative echo chamber.
Ryan gets testy, calls off interview, when asked about tax cuts (video) — Oops. GOP presidential campaign accidentally meets a truthful moment.
Romney 2006 calls Romney 2012's jobs attacks 'silly' — Remember, kids. When white Republican governors do things, that's statesmanlike leadership. When African-American Democratic presidents do the very same things, that's Kenyan Muslim socialism.
Inside the campaign: The Romney rebellion — I think letting Mitt be Mitt is the best thing they could possibly do. With his lifelong record of unselfconscious entitled selfishness and unprincipled beliefs, the real Mitt will really shine with the voters.
The Candidate of “Omni-Directional Belligerence” — The cheapness of foreign lives plays well in the pulpits of Peoria. Welcome to Romney's America.
?otD: Into the office with the post chemo bring down. How about you?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fog)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (suburban walk)
Hours slept: 10.0 (7.5 hours solid, plus considerable napping)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo