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[writing] Tourbillon progris riport, day 45

Today’s wordage: 3,600
Today’s writing time: 2 hours
Total wordage: 175,000
Total writing time: 97 hours, 30 minutes

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[links] Link salad, never never on a Sunday

What philosophy do you follow? — Apparently I am 100% Existentialist and 100% Hedonist, with much lower scores on everything else. Is that even possible?

Ex-planet gets namesakes — Plutoids? Really? (Thanks to lt260.)

How the Romans invented grammarLanguage Log with a (very) brief history of grammar.

Shorpy with a 1902 photo of the Wright flyer

Stephen Hawking: ministers’ £80m error puts science at risk — Money shot: “The notion that scientists will make a more valuable contribution to the economic and social wellbeing of the world if their research is closely directed by politicians is the most astonishing piece of nonsense I have had the misfortune to come across in a long time,” Cox said. Luckily, here in the United States we don’t let political considerations dictate science policy. Oh, wait, never mind. (Hat tip to Bad Astronomy Blog.)

Iraq, the sovereign colony? — Read this and ask yourself if this is how our country should behave. If you’re a conservative who thinks the Iraq War is a key issue and the president should do anything he can despite the Senate, ask yourself how you’d feel about President Obama doing such an end run. We have checks and balances for a reason, and the GOP lost sight of that reason a long time ago.


6/15/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 260.6
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]

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[links] Link salad for a lazy Sunday

Hundreds honor fallen Battle Ground soldier — The funeral yesterday of ‘s nephew, who was killed in Afghanistan at age 19 two weeks into his first deployment. More here.

Drugs to grow your brain — A novel approach to psychiatric and physiological care.

More on Atlantropa — Atlantropa was covered a while back on this blog. Talk about thinking big.

Clarke On Iraq War Architects: ‘We Shouldn’t Let These People Back Into Polite Society’ — Truth is that there’s very little discussion of accountability for the Iraq War decision making in Your Liberal Media or the general public discourse.

Democrats in rural strongholds refuse to give backing to Obama — Classy.

Humorless?The Edge of the American West commenting on the problems of caricaturing Obama in political discourse.

The Real Question is, Would a President McCain be good for Women? — Juan Cole with a thoughtful post on identity politics in the Democratic primaries.


6/8/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 260.8
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]

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