Some Thoughts on Two Anthologies — A review of Ann and Jeff Vandermeer’s anthologies The New Weird and Steampunk, in which I get two shoutouts.
Bad Decisions and the Midlist Writer — Kris Rusch with more on the changes in publishing.
Cenesthetic Hallucination — Weird vision trick, but cool. (Thanks to SF.)
Could Cows Make Biofuels Better? — Enzymes found in the animals’ digestive tract could be the key. It’s the photo with this article that really does it for me. Reminds me of John Barth’s The Floating Opera.
Tumbler: 1910 — A rotary coal car unloader. Yes, someone thought it was a good idea to turn railroad cars upside down. Shorpy, putting a little punk in your steam.
Strong Clerical Support for a Woman’s Right to Choose Does Exist — But not in real America! (Thanks to ubiquitous_a.)
Bachmann: America Was Founded On Diversity — Just when you thought conservatives couldn’t get any more ignorant. “How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups all across the world,” she said. “It didn’t matter the color of their skin, it didn’t matter their language, it didn’t matter their economic status. Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn’t that remarkable?” Those Founders she loves so much had a thing or two to say about skin color right in that there Constitution she loves so much.
?otD: What makes you happy?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours 3,000 new words on Sunspin book one, plus some WRPA.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde