That's Not Victorian — A handy guide to *.punk subgenres in science fiction and fantasy. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)
How far up a garden path can a Time Lord go? — Ah, headlines.
God, Jay Lake, and cancer — A friend who is a UMC pastor talks about his faith in the context of his views on my experience.
How Do Physicians and Non-Physicians Want to Die? — This has been a serious topic of discussion hereabouts lately.
Coast to Coast to Cure Cancer — Bob and Eric's Bike Ride Across America. A fun and interesting fundraiser. (Thanks to Sheila Williams.)
Radio-Vision: 1925 — Back to the future.
Lumigrids — Wow, this is a cool lighting solution for bicycles. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)
The untethered brain — Tamara Kaye Sellman on multitasking, the human brain and being a smart woman.
Plants 'do maths' to control overnight food supplies
The Other Mexicans — Indigenous people come from a world apart from Spanish-speaking Mexicans.
US Offensive Cyberwar Policy — Welcome to the cyberwar arms race, an arms race that will define the Internet in the 21st century. Sigh. (Via David Goldman.)
A Chinese Palace Crosses the Sun — Taikonauts for the win.
"Hail" reported in the western end of Singapore — Weather is not climate, but extreme weather can be a climate indicator. Amazing the lengths liberals go to for their climate change hoax: melting ice caps, causing hail in the tropics. (Via
What to Look for in the President’s Climate Address — Obama will propose a climate plan, but his options are limited without congressional support.
Time Cover Story Wrongly Attacks Atheists for Not Helping Out Victims of Oklahoma Tornadoes — Sorry, we atheists are too busy fomenting gay hate, denying women's access to healthcare and protecting pedophiles to do the good that churches do in the world. No, wait, I have that backwards. What do you know, another lie about atheists? (Via
The Guileless 'Accidental Racism' of Paula Deen — Americans have condemned her and shamed her. But, looking at our history, what do we we expect? Ta-Nehisi Coates is both brilliant and chilling.
U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists — (Via
IRS Chief: Inappropriate Screening Included Search Terms ‘Progressive,’ ‘Occupy,’ ‘Israel’ — Another angry conservative narrative collapses in the face of actual facts. But generally that's what happens to conservative narratives.
How To Be A Dick 101 — If you ever wondered whether the conservative base of the Republican congressional monkeyhouse gives a damn about anyone else, the fact that they're planning to slow-play their own constituents on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ought to settle your mind for you handsomely.
Texas GOP Rep On Abortion: Women Get ‘Cleaned Out’ With ‘Rape Kits’ — Your Republican Party: because the willfully ignorant and mindlessly cruel need political representation, too.
QotD?: Were there phantoms, and fires by the road?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (day overwhelmed with busy-ness)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block persecuting conservative political groups on behalf of the IRS: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett