BAD WRITER, NO BISCUIT — Catherine Shaffer asks writers to share their shame. Heh.
Applied Topology — More urban coolness from BLDG BLOG.
3.5 billion year old organic deposits show signs of life — Sediment in Australian rocks contains the isotopic signature of metabolism.
Armstrong’s death may speed Tranquility Base preservation — Effort is on to save lunar landing site for Apollo 11 mission as National Historic Landmark. (Via David Goldman)
Review: Raspberry Pi — Can a $35 computer persuade kids to put down their smartphones and try their hands at programming?
Utah Democrats split on party’s gay-marriage stance — Pssst. Hey. Conservative America. Listen up. Hate really isn’t a family value. You can cloak your homophobia in high minded church doctrine or moralistic rhetoric all you want, but at the end of the day using the force of law to tell people what they can’t do in their own lives simply because you don’t like it isn’t morally or ethically defensible. In this, as with so many other conservative positions of the past century and more, you are utterly on the wrong side of history.
The Invisible Man — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Republican view of Obama.
‘64 or Bust — The alleged rewards of Republican intransigence.
?otD: What were you doing at two in the morning?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 (interrupted)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo