Sidewise Award Nominees — Yours truly is up for a Sidewise award for my novel Pinion.
Why Do Firefighters Take Such Risky Jobs? — Fascinating article. To misquote Willie Sutton, “Because that’s where the money is.”
The Gravity of Life — Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
The Regolith of Asteroid Eros — A nifty close up from NASA’s APOD.
Lop Nur, Xinjiang, China — A striking image of salt evaporation ponds in the desert of Lop Nur, China.
Breakthrough Batteries? — Considering that Alessandro Volta would recognize most modern batteries, this kind of scientific and technological progress is critical.
The supernatural does not exist — Bad Astronomer Phil Plaint on the supernatural and testability. As I’ve said a million times, just because you believe it doesn’t mean it’s true.
Don’t know much about history — A conservative complains about ‘politically correct’ history. A conservative complaining about historical distortions is a like a dog complaining about barking.
?otD: What do you remember most about your dad?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemotherapy)
Body movement: n/a (chemotherapy), possibly a short suburban walk to come
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (fitful) plus 4.0+ hours of napping
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin