Yesterday’s post on the worst writing advice I ever got has generated some interesting comments: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal | Facebook ] — As is so often the case, the ones disagreeing with me are especially intriguing. If you’re interested in the topic, all three threads are worth the read. (And in the next day or two, I’ll make a parallel post about the best writing advice I ever got.)
The ghost towns of China: Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted — I’ve actually passed through one of these cities by train, Erenhot in Inner Mongolia.
Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics — A rapid genetic test for tuberculosis could have a huge impact on global health. Speaking as someone who once had tuberculosis (at age 16, detected by chest x-ray before it had fully expressed) this is good.
The Problem with Speed — Centauri Dreams on interstellar mission profiles. In space, no one can hear you airbrake.
Progress — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the causes of Confederate secession. Ah, the glorious revisionism of Southern conservatives.
?otD: Ever seen a lunar eclipse? How about a solar eclipse?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (interrupted, couldn’t see the eclipse)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban