[links] Link salad enjoys Orlando

Icy moon and distant rings — A stunning closeup of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

An unusual shot of the XB-35

Japan Takes Extraordinary Measures to Cool Nuclear PlantU.S. officials also warn that the situation may be worse than official reports suggest. Lead shielded helicopters?

Pawlenty’s linguistic “southern strategy”? — Uh huh.

?otD: Egrets or herons?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (2,800 words on Sunspin, minor revisions)
Body movement: 50 minutes of meadow walking
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: A Bard’s Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts