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[links] Link salad says Happy Father’s Day

Sidewise Award Nominees — Yours truly is up for a Sidewise award for my novel Pinion.

Movie neon — Some awesome signs. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Why Do Firefighters Take Such Risky Jobs? — Fascinating article. To misquote Willie Sutton, “Because that’s where the money is.”

The Gravity of LifeWhose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?

The Regolith of Asteroid Eros — A nifty close up from NASA’s APOD.

Lop Nur, Xinjiang, China — A striking image of salt evaporation ponds in the desert of Lop Nur, China.

Breakthrough Batteries? — Considering that Alessandro Volta would recognize most modern batteries, this kind of scientific and technological progress is critical.

The supernatural does not exist — Bad Astronomer Phil Plaint on the supernatural and testability. As I’ve said a million times, just because you believe it doesn’t mean it’s true.

Don’t know much about history — A conservative complains about ‘politically correct’ history. A conservative complaining about historical distortions is a like a dog complaining about barking.

?otD: What do you remember most about your dad?


6/19/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemotherapy)
Body movement: n/a (chemotherapy), possibly a short suburban walk to come
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (fitful) plus 4.0+ hours of napping
Weight: n/a
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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