An Open Letter to John C. Wright — In case you missed it, Hal Duncan is his usual brilliant self, in response to some crap I won’t dignify with a countervailing link.
Food timeline — Food history and historical recipes. For those of you writing fantasy or historicals. Or time travel SF. Or whatever. (Thanks to
The chart of fantasy art — (Thanks to
Asher on Learning by Teaching — Very much applies to our field’s tradition of workshopping.
A Softer World is very funny (and slightly NSFW) — Read either literally or metaphorically, this applies especially well to genre writers.
Reviving the Lost Art of Naming in the World — Taxonomy and you.
Michael — A fascinating essay on Michael Jackson. Perspectives I’d never considered.
Embalming Without Odor: 1864 — Another fascinating image from Shorpy.
Crash for clunkers — Redneck “car launch”.
STEREO: Closing in on the Lagrange points — With lots of interesting information about the Giant Impactor.
APOD with an image of the Perseids — The moon was not up in Western North America when
The brutal truth about America’s healthcare — A British view of our healthcare system. Worth reading especially if you think USA is number one.
Maddow on Right Wing Lies on Healthcare — Conservatives in their own words. Just in case you thought opposition to healthcare reform was principled. Or in your interests.
Cheney Uncloaks His Frustration With Bush — Et tu, Dickus?
?otD: Did he die in the spring or did he die in the fall?
Body movement: 10 minutes of stretching and meditation, 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 224.6
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine