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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-03-26 05:24
Subject: [links] Link salad gives a lecture today
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The First 10 Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Boot Camp: 3/26/13 - 3/28/13 — Starting today, I'm co-teaching an online course from Writers Digest University on novel beginnings. This will led by writer (and friend) Phil Athans, with assistance from agent Carlie Webber and myself.

Nerd Nite #1: Sex, Dying, and the FUTURE! — A reminder, I'll be talking about cancer and genomics this evening in Portland.

An 110-Year-Old Rejection Letter — Old school. (Snurched Steve Buchheit.)

Munsell, the man who colored AmericaHow a Boston argument over better crayons ended up repainting the world. (Via Daily idioms, Annoated

Scientists Castrate Iberian Lynx to Prevent them from Extinction

Humans blamed for ancient bird species extinctions

Cool dam — Speculative landscape?

Windfarm Sickness — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Photographer Joe McNally Takes Photo From Top Of Burj Khalifa, World's Tallest Skyscraper, In Dubai — Gah!

How best to clean out satellites before they become space garbageLooking at options for quick and safe de-orbiting.

Marketing Deal Gives a Small Town an Identity Crisis — Dish, baby. (Thanks to Dad.)

Gender and Bathroom Graffiti

Unfit for WorkThe startling rise of disability in America. Speaking as someone who will have to go on disability for a while as I near end-of-life with my cancer, this piece misses a lot of the point. (Via Steve Buchheit.)

The Day I Taught How Not to Rape — Sigh. (Via [info]wild_irises.)

What If There Had Been Weapons Programs in Iraq? — Not that there were. (Facts not valid for FOX News viewers and other willful idiots.) Of course, as any Republican can tell you, presidential lies about trillion dollar wars of choice are much less important that presidential lies about blow jobs.

QotD?: What are you going to learn today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 242.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-03-26 15:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The disability story infuriates me. It's cheesy, heavy on the flash, and totally misrepresents the reality. The writer barely brushes on the very real impact of class and education on whether someone can continue to work, and doesn't look at all other than a brief aside at the disappearing nature of blue collar jobs.

And...meanwhile, I have a kid who probably should be able to get on disability, but because he has a high school diploma plus is completing college, and can think about sit down work--probably can't get it (he's already been ruled out once), despite having a moderately severe case of a chronic syndrome.
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