[links] Link salad has one foot on the platform, the other on the train

My semiautobiographical novelette, “Dream of the Arrow”, is up at Subterranean — A difficult story about my high school experiences, somewhat fictionalized. One of my regular readers here on LJ is a friend from those days, and is actually a character in this.

Editorial Evaluations, Moms and Pedatic Purple Prose — shadowhelm on critique. (Via lt260.)

MolybdomancyArt haruspication guru James Gurney with a new one on me.

A Search Service that Can Peer into the FutureA Yahoo Research tool mines news archives for meaning–illuminating past, present, and even future events.

Space is the final frontier for evolution, study claimsCharles Darwin may have been wrong when he argued that competition was the major driving force of evolution. Oooh! Oooh! Somebody call the Discovery Institute!

Dattoos: Body Art Melds DNA, Computing — Very, very strange. (Via e_bourne.)

How Fox Betrayed Petraeus — A detailed take on GOP shenanigans in the faked-up Park51 controversy, a/k/a “Ground Zero Mosque”. (Via shsilver.)

?otD: Was your mother a tailor? Did she sew your new blue jeans?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (Kalimpura outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 244.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Pretender by C.J. Cherryh

One thought on “[links] Link salad has one foot on the platform, the other on the train

  1. Cora says:

    You’ve honestly never heard of lead casting a.k.a. molybdomancy? When I was a kid, we would cast lead on New Year’s Night. Around New Year, shops used to sell lead casting kits with bits of lead, often shaped like clovers, horseshoes and other good luck symbols, and a metal spoon for melting the lead. You put the lead into the spoon, hold the spoon over a candle and cast the molten lead into a pot or bowl of water. In the mid 1990s or so, casting kits switched from lead to wax for health and environmental reasons. Though you don’t actually need a kit for wax casting – a few candle ends will do. Might be something the child would enjoy come New Year.

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