[links] Link salad takes a walk

SF Signal‘s “Mind Meld” on real life places that inspire fantastical world building — In which I discuss, among other things, Bulgaria.

Puttin’ on daubs.Art writing guru James Gurney on how art happens one tiny bit at a time. You sure gotta know where to put them daubs words.

9 Chickweed Lane name checks the state of Nebraska — I probably shouldn’t be laughing at this, but I am.

The French Aérotrain — Scroll down a bit to see it. Also, the prototype pictured at Wikipedia is deeply awesome.

Ice XV discovered — Man, I missed ice-9!

?otD: How green is your valley?

Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (in hotel)
Currently reading: The Human Disguise by James O’Neil