Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad looks out at a San Diego sky

Lost in Transformation — A literary review that begins with a lovely story about Franz Kafka. (Thanks to AH, via [info]tillyjane, a/k/a my Mom.)

The Last TabooTim Sparke runs Mercury Media International, a successful company distributing documentary films around the world. But he has been told he has just months to live. He is planning for his family's future without him - by ensuring his business lives on. (Via [info]icedrake.)

FlytingFlyting or fliting is a contest consisting of the exchange of insults, often conducted in verse, between two parties. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Streamer — A site that allows you to trace any major American stream, river, creek, etc. to its source and watershed. Cool. (Via [info]shsilver.)

Salvaged rocket came from Apollo 11: Remembering the moonwalk

Apollo 11 and a Quarter Million Miles

Trinity College experiment succeeds after 69 years — Drip. (Via [info]danjite.)

Why a Picture on Rolling Stone’s Cover Sparks Outrage — Wow do I not get this.

A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolencen a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent. Amazing, innit, what happens when you deal supportively with poor people on their own terms instead of punishing them for being poor? Culture of dependency, my ass. (Via [info]danjite.)

Beyond the Mountains of Bigotry — Jeff Grubb on separating the creator from their art. (Via [info]scarlettina.)

May Grace Smack George Zimmerman — It was God's plan for an armed adult to stalk and confront an unarmed child, shoot them to death, and claim self-defense? My atheism has never felt more morally appropriate than right now.

Obama's remarks on race resonate with many — This.

Considering the President's Comments on Racial Profiling — Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks. This as well.

Pa. GOP Chair Says Voter ID Law Reduced Obama’s Victory Margin In State — The Republicans aren't even pretending anymore. Even in their own words, their strategy is to reduce voting participation and compromise our democratic system in order to cling to power. That's banana republic stuff, the opposite of patriotism and American values. Are you proud of your Republican party?

The GOP’s Misinformation Problem

QotD?: Where did the flamingo?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block conducting Department of Justice investigations of white patriots: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

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