[links] Link salad dreams of the Serengeti

Pharoahs and care bombsLanguage Log on the perils of copy editing. They’re talking in a journalistic context in this piece, but the same issues definitely apply to us fictioneers.

Why the Library of Congress cares about archiving our tweets

As Europe Reopens Skies, a New Cloud Looms — I can’t decide if this is systemic resilience or systemic fragility. Either way it’s morbidly fascinating.

Detailed View of Ash Plume at Eyjafjallaj√∂kull Volcano — As seen from orbit, courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory site.

The Beetlecam — Wildlife photography as you haven’t quite seen it before.

Every Voter Is A Values Voter — Damned straight. Just because you have some particular version of God on your side doesn’t mean you’re right, or have a monopoly on values.

The United States is not a ‘Christian nation’ — Unless we want to be like Saudi Arabia, with a state-enforced religion.

?otD: Ever touched a lion? (I have.)


4/20/2010
Writing time yesterday: none (family disruption)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (scale is out of batteries)
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, GI distress)
Currently (re)reading: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

2 thoughts on “[links] Link salad dreams of the Serengeti

  1. Cora says:

    I’ve never touched a lion, but I got scratched by a puma at a private mini zoo (actually a horse farm with a few extras) at the age of 4. I was chasing after the peacocks who were running free on the zoo grounds and somehow managed to get too close to the puma cage.

    The farm/zoo is long gone now which is for the better since I suspect they violated pretty much every regulation for the keeping of animals there is.

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