My Green novelette “A Stranger Comes to Kalimpura” is now available at Subterranean Online — It concerns an older Green, and an outside context problem.
Frank’s Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses: Britain and Ireland — Obsessive doesn’t even begin to cover it. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
LOL, texting, and txt-speak: Linguistic miracles — A linguist surprises the TED crowd; apparently txt-speak really is special.
M-497 Black Beetle — Wow. Just wow. Talk about your hurtling fever train.
Screech Owl Cam’ is Down — Oi. My friend Chris Johnson has been frozen out of his long-term bird education project.
Taking on Creeping Creationism in Public Schools — The US will fall behind other countries in bio-technology if this wave of obscurantism is allowed to continue. And, note that biotech jobs are increasing, but concentrated in seven states. They are the ones where anti-evolution thinking is unpopular among the public, and they emphatically do not include Louisiana, which limps along with among the worst poverty, employment and health rankings among US states.
Vigilante Walmart shopper shoots at shoplifter, hits 3 cars, almost hits innocent — Yep. More guns. Definitely need more of this kind of responsible citizen protecting us all. What could possibly go wrong?
QotD?: Oilers much?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,000 new words to draft complete on the current nonfiction project at 7,900 words, plus some light editing.)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (traveling)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block converting golf course to concentration campsi: 0
Currently reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett