Debut author lessons: Hate mail — Mary Robinette Kowal Is Wise.
Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy Available! — In which I have an essay.
Temple of the Autonomous Machine — Okay, this story about the intersection of robotics and archaeology is just fricking cool.
Happiness Inc. — What makes people happy?
The chicken crouton recipe — For them what wants it.
Classifying a Killer Whale for Tax Purposes — Ah, lawyers. And to be fair, the IRS.
For young Soviets, the Beatles were a first, mutinous rip in the iron curtain — The band inspired dissidents and musicians and, a new book claims, meant more to youth in the USSR than in the west. (Via
National Debt Graph by President — [T]he Voodoo [Economics] failed just as Bush predicted, and the supply-siders turned a 32-year winning streak into a debt disaster that continues to this day. For 20 years, under Reagan and the Bushes, the national debt increased compared to GDP every single year. In most other years it decreased. Supply side economics never worked. It’s just another one of those counterfactual conservative political fetishes that they justify within their bubble of epistemic closure. Another example of reality’s well-known liberal bias.
QotD?: When is your mom’s birthday?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA, plus some work on my archives which I didn’t include in the time tracking)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (injured foot)
Weight: n/a (couldn’t stand on scale due to injured foot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for climate change: 0
Currently reading: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett