The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers — I wonder what this list would look like for our field? Now there‘s playing with fire.
Early Gangbanger Fiction — This is both funny and thought-provoking.
Free ice scraper with every colonoscopy — Umm… I am so about people getting ‘scoped, but… um…
On Mosques — A Christian meditates on the current conservative fixation with interfering with freedom of religion and restricting property rights. More principled consistency from the American Right! (Via lt260.)
Myths and Facts about Gay Marriage — When opponents of same-sex marriage explain their views, the reasons vary from person to person, but a few of the same false beliefs crop up almost every time. Most of these are spread through misdirected emotional appeals, misinformation about our legal system, and a lack of basic knowledge about the venerable history of marriage. Notice how politely the site fails to mention bigoted fearmongering as a key source of these myths.
Gingrich Reconciles Cheating On His Wife While Harping On Family Values: “It Doesn’t Matter What I Do” — Gingrich has himself admitted to continuing his illicit affair with Callista — 23 years his junior — while simultaneously prosecuting Clinton’s adultery. Hypocrisy? In family values and Republican leadership!? Excuse me while I have the vapors. (And yes, AFAIK Clinton was being prosecuted for perjury, not adultery, but the PR and political optics being driven by Newt’s GOP were all Lewinsky all the time.)
?otD: Who among us?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours
Body movement: 40 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 7.0 (interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 6/10 (emotional distress, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Inheritor by C.J. Cherryh