Jay Lake’s Process of Writing 2005-2010 — Minerva Zimmerman of Apocalypse Ink Productions talks about working on my writing book.
"The Stars Do Not Lie" — A positive review of my award-nominated novella.
The Whirling Dingleberry Award — Something I helped create some years ago. Hee. It's a motorized trophy awarded for wretched excess in stylistic elegance.
US Gained a Decade of Flynn-Effect IQ Points After Adding Iodine To Salt — Because science! (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
First Planet Discovered Orbiting a Brown Dwarf
Projected climate change moves much faster than land vertebrates have evolved — Species that survive future warming probably won’t do it by evolving.
Teen Bible Campers Hospitalized After Mixing Fart Spray and Deer Repellent in Prank — (Via
I'm The 14-Year-Old Who Wrote The "Jesus Isn't A Dick So Keep Him Out of My Vagina" Sign In Texas And Was Labeled A "Whore" By Strangers Online — Ah, the compassionate kindness of Bible believing Christians. Love their neighbor-loving Christlike ways. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people? — Clearly the Pope is no Christian. Ask any conservative pastor or Catholic bishop or Mormon stake president in America about gays.
Just as We Suspected: Florida Saved Nothing by Drug Testing Welfare Applicants — One of my working definitions of conservatism is the dread fear that someone, somewhere is enjoying an unearned benefit at one's expense. This law is a perfect example of that kind of thinking. The only public interest it ever served was manufacturing more angry white men. (Via
The U.S. is Last in Paid Vacation and Holidays — Yes, but investor returns are properly protected, so it's all good.
Growing Number Of States Are Reporting Lower Than Expected Health Care Premiums — Yes, the liberal disaster that is Obamacare will provide healthcare coverage more people for less money than ever before. How can we bear the shame of such a conservative idea as the individual mandate actually being implemented?
Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is. — The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms' cloud services cannot be trusted. (Via
QotD?: Got cake?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
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