Hear That? #11: Koelle, Lake, Shehadeh — Sandra Odell reviews, among other things, the recent podcast of my short story, “The American Dead.”
Heavy ion collisions reveal the earliest instants of our Universe — LHC and RHIC provide a completely different view of fundamental forces.
Penn State orders removal of Paterno statue — One very small but symbolic step in the right direction.
Legislator Upset That Muslims Want to Use School-Voucher Program Too — This is actually slightly old news, but I like this particular take on the story. Especially this: [Republican state representative] Hodges mistakenly assumed that ‘religious’ meant ‘Christian.’ Which pretty much in a nutshell explains the conservative view of the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion. More of that justly famed conservative intellectual consistency: absolutists to a point beyond absurdity on the Second Amendment, arrant revisionists and situationalists on the First.
Self-Indulgence and Duty — Many of the failures of the Bush [Administration] came about partly because most conservatives fell in line, deferred to party leaders, and did their “duty” to their party by continuing to support it even when it was leading them and the country towards disaster. It doesn’t bode well for the future if conservatives are ready to fall back into that same pattern.
?otD: Got mountain?
Writing time yesterday: 90 minutes (research plus 1,300 words on a requested short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, trail hiking to come
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Currently reading: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie