[links] Link salad loiters near the baggage claim

For All The Steampunk Aficionados Out There — madrobins with a very memorable cake…

Are those gears on your staff? — Abi Sutherland at Making Light with a curious and interesting perspective on all the recent steampunk ranting.

Tiny landscapes — Art guru James Gurney on the visual equivalent of flash fiction.

Customs Officials Protect America from Wealthy Canadian Who Wanted to Spend Money Here — I sure feel safer now. Don’t you?

The Frightening Link Between Phase Changes And TerrorismMilitary action can dramatically increase the pool from which terrorists are recruited, according to a new computer model of the how radical behavior spreads. Who could possibly have foreseen such a thing?

Bush: ‘I Was A Dissenting Voice’ On Iraq War“I was a dissenting voice. I didn’t want to use force,” Bush said. “I mean force is the last option for a President. And I think it’s clear in the book that I gave diplomacy every chance to work Um, wow. That degree of morally bankrupt revisionism is breathtaking chutzpah. Or breathtaking stupidity. Or probably, both. And the sad thing is, he probably believes himself at this point. Just wow.

?otD: What is your least favorite city? Why?

Writing time yesterday: 6.0 hours (10,500 new words, to 31,600 words on Kalimpura, plus WRPA and some short fiction revisions)
Body movement: 45 minute urban walk (airport environs), plus 10 minutes in hotel whirlpool
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday’s chemo/post-op stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold

One thought on “[links] Link salad loiters near the baggage claim

  1. Cora says:

    The negative experiences by many, many people crossing the US border is why I’m not traveling to the US anymore until the immigration regulations return to sane levels.

    As for George W. Bush, either the man is more deluded than everyone thought or he is telling the truth and his presidency was just a figurehead with very little real power.

    Least favourite cities: Detroit, because everything about it is a wreck, Chemnitz in East Germany, which has the distinction of being the ugliest city I’ve ever seen, Liege in Belgium whose street signs seem to be specifically designed to confuse the traveler (every time I’ve driven through Liege, I’ve gotten lost), Bielefeld in Germany, because every German person agrees that Bielefeld is the most awful city in the world, and – though it barely qualifies as a city – Cuxhaven-Duhnen, a North German seaside resort so dull that it makes zombies look lively.

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