[links] Link salad marks the halfway point

Pyura chilensis: the closest thing to getting blood from a stone — From the cool-but-weird file. (Via [info]corwynofamber.)

Forams: ‘Nature’s masons’Organisms called forams build ornate and beautiful shells, which contribute to long-lasting monuments and reveal Earth’s secrets.

Mormonvoices Explains Mormons Are Christians, Just Not Evangelicals — Talk about your inside baseball…

Bigots and the Bible — On picking and choosing so you can feel like a good person while justifying your bigotry.

How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline — Weird, cool piece of political geography. (Thanks to [info]shsilver.)

?otD: How is your year turning?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Kalimpura galley edits)
Body movement: 80 minute coastal walk
Hours slept: 6.25 (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate