Criada reacts to The Specific Gravity of Grief — I was very touched by this one.
A reader reacts to Green — They really, really didn’t like it. My favorite part of the review: I should have bought an IT book or something. Best book diss EVAR.
Some thoughts on uniformity — Paul Jessup on story telling.
Engendering Utopia: From Amazons to Androgyny — A reprint of an old IROSF article by specficrider and me.
Okay, kids, play on my lawn — Roger Ebert on video games as art (again), with reference to Shakespeare and Clive Barker.
Science Historian Cracks the ‘Plato Code’ — This is cool. (Thanks to e_bourne.)
The fanciful vehicular concept art of 1930s Japan — Very cool stuff from io9.com. The future that never was ours.
The First Photo of a Planet Outside Our Solar System — Wow. More from Centauri Dreams.
More on Research 2000 — Daily Kos on the invalidity of their own polling. This is a serious problem with process, accountability and accuracy. Probably not so much with underlying trending, as this piece points out. For example, Harris says: 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president” (Thanks to ericjamesstone for the nudge.)
Montana GOP seeks to ‘keep homosexual acts illegal.’ — As has the Texas GOP. This is keeping government out of private life, which was all the rage for conservatives during the HCR debate? Tell me again how the conservative movement isn’t grounded in bigotry.
?otD: Are you on the road to nowhere?
Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 226.6
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 2/10
Currently (re)reading: Children of Dune by Frank Herbert