A reader reacts to Mainspring — Including a comment on my author photo.
Alone Again, Naturally — Some good stuff in this article. Also some pretty annoying generalizations about male behavior.
Where the Trees Are — You can actually see Oregon’s Willamette Valley in this image, if you know what you’re looking for.
The TSA Posts Its ‘Top Good Catches Of 2011’ List, Not One Of Which Is An Actual Terrorist — Sigh. (Via
Businessmen and Economics — Really, business and economics are not the same thing.
Appeals court affirms order blocking Oklahoma sharia law ban — A federal appeals court upholds a 2010 ruling preventing the implementation of an Oklahoma constitutional amendment that would bar judges from considering international or Islamic law in decisions. Hey, look, a brief moment of sanity from our court system! I’m sure the Supremes will smack this down in due time, unfortunately.
Why Rick Santorum Can’t Just Say: God Doesn’t Want You To Be Gay — Gay rights and the collapse of pseudo-secularism. An interesting analysis of the religiously-sanctioned bigotry of Senator Frothy Mix. (Via
Can Romney be more than an opening act? — He’s not actually pulling a lot of votes yet, he has the advantage of a split opposition.
Romney’s Dreadful Inevitability: How Did It Come To This? — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison mulls Romney.
?otd: Is it cold where you are?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (work related evening social function)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.25 (fitful)
Currently reading: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu