[links] Link salad walks into the fire

Open dinners in New Zealand — Wellington – Thursday, 8 August – 6 pm – The Southern Cross; Auckland – Tuesday 13 August – 6 pm – Galbraith’s Alehouse. See also the SFFANZ announcement. (Thanks to [info]khaybee.)

The Stars May Not Lie, But Why Are They So Racist? — A very snarky review of my novella. (Hint: they didn’t like it.)

‘Death With Dignity’ Difficult For Hospice Workers

Before the Stewardess, the Steward: When Flight Attendants Were Men

Inside The Genius, But Asocial Elevator’s Brain — Hah. (Via David Goldman.)

Crochetdermy, Wonderful Crocheted Taxidermy Art Sculptures — Yow! (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Issue of Sexual Consent Between Elderly Adults With Dementia Proves Problematic

How to put a human on Mars

Volunteers See Fukushima Radiation on the MoveCrowd-sourced data provides a high-res view of radiation levels in Japan.

“Stable” parts of Antarctic ice may have retreated in the pastIce in one region retreated hundreds of kilometers when CO2 was last this high. Nothing to see here citizen. Move along.

A Brown Mother’s letter to her Sons and a White Mother’s letter to her Son — Sigh.

A Religious Legacy, With Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered — There is more to religion in this country than the socially and morally toxic conservative Christianism that has come to dominate the cultural discourse.

“Finally, Real Numbers on Voter ID” — Ah, that conservative commitment to democracy. Because voter fraud is a problem which occurs on a par with death by meteor strike, and thus must be resolved by Republicans, entirely coincidentally to the detriment of an enormous number of minority voters who just happen to lean Democratic. (Via Scrivener’s Error.)

QotD?: Got any big news today?


7/24/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 250.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block conducting Department of Justice investigations of white patriots: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg

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