A reader comments on my cancer novella The Specific Gravity of Grief — The resonances for her are unfortunately strong.
Ken Scholes is looking for company in Chicago Thursday evening — If you’re in Chicagoland, say howdy.
Light-Emitting Rubber Could Sense Structural Damage — I so totally misread this headline.
A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans — Great article about machine cognition, but I especially like the ‘Paris Hilton problem’. (Via my Dad.)
Reagan and Reality — Two words you don’t often see in the same sentence…
In Haley Barbour’s Mississippi: Civil War Looms Over License Plates — Mmm, classy. Nope, no racism here. Move along, boy, nothing to see.
South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers — And the rational discourse of the American Right takes another step on the road to civility in their obsession with forced pregnancy.
Terrorism and Magical Thinking — Ta-Nehisi Coates with more on the proposed South Dakota abortion law, including a fascinating riff on why the politics of forced pregnancy have been so successful.
Mitch Daniels and the 2012 Field — Some thoughts on 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Mitch Daniels from conservative commentator Daniel Larison.
?otD: Watching the detectives do what, precisely?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (copy edits on Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: Dead Iron by Devon Monk