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Repeat after me, writers: “The Penmonkey’s Paean” — A writer’s prayer. (Via a mailing list I’m on.)

FearlessnessArt writing guru James Gurney with some advice we writers could surely follow. Fits in interestingly with yesterday’s discussion in my comments sections about reactions to negativity: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

We are the words — Cultural evolution in the Google Books corpus. Also, a related story from Language Log. (And while I think the Google Books Settlement is a significant evil with the potential to blight copyright in the future, the Google Books project itself is a magnificent ambition.)

This is a Dog — Roger Ebert on what it means to belong.

50 Secrets Your Pilot Won’t Tell You

Gallery: The Most Amazing Science Images of 2010 — (Thanks to lt260.)

Origin of the ‘War on Christmas’ — More on the ongoing persecutions of that vanishing, powerless Christian minority here in the United States.

?otD: Do you wish you were a fisherman, tumbling on the seas?


12/17/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (3,000 words)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 249.2
Currently reading: The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz by Russell Hoban

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