SF Squeecast Episode 16: Live from Chicon: Keeping It Classy on the Eve of a Hugo Award — In which I make a guest appearance, and tell Lynn Flewelling’s bear joke on live mic.
A Box of Crayons for the iPad — (Thanks to Dad.)
Some of the science behind procrastination (and tips on how to manage it) — I couldn’t find time to read this article.
Study finds humanity’s origins clouded by isolation and interbreeding — Oldest distinct population identified. But humans may never get specific site of origin.
What would it mean if Jesus had been married? — Slacktivist Fred Clark on the current stirrings in religious circles.
MoFem 101: Nauvoo Versus Utah Polygamy — Some inside baseball on Mormon polygamy history. I find this oddly fascinating.
“We’re Not Dead,” Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead — That conservative need to prevent voter fraud? Working out masterfully well.
Bill O’Reilly’s Sandra Fluke Obsession — Anatomy of yet another of the endless baldfaced conservative lies.
Final Stretch Marks Shift in Money Race — What’s wrong with this headline?
GOP Sen. says he will cut scientific funding because scientists read too much — Because, uh. I got nothing. The conservative stupid outpaces even my sarcasm sometimes.
Mitt Romney: I’m for the ‘100 percent’ — Amazing, the things conservatives say when they realize people are listening. Quite different from when they feel free to truly speak their minds.
Ann Romney to critics: “Stop it. This is hard” — Yes, I warmly recall when Ann Romney leapt to the defense of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama as the media savaged them and their husbands. Her sterling intellectual consistency is of a piece with that of conservatives as a whole.
Worse Than Bush — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the Romney candidacy. He has more interesting stuff here. N.B. I like reading Larison because he critiques the conservative movement from the inside. Gives me a more rounded view of some of the issues that are very hot for me. I don’t actually agree with very many of his positions, but I find him fascinating to read.
?otD: Drip drip?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,300 new words on a Green novelette)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (fitful)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo