Jay Lake Pre-Mortem Readathon, review the first — A review of my novel Rocket Science.
Saturn’s Hyperion: A Moon with Odd Craters — It looks like a wasp’s nest to me. Which leads to some very disturbing story ideas…
Memorial for dead bees at Wilsonville Target — That’s my Oregon.
Japanese earthquake literally made waves in Norway — The magnitude 9.0 Tohoku quake in 2011 turned fjords into giant resonators.
Heatwave grounds US flights — Several flights have been cancelled due to the record-breaking heatwave affecting parts of the US. It’s too hot in some places for the airplanes to fly. Weather is not climate, but the aggregate of weather is. Nothing to see here, citizens. Just move along and stay tuned to Rush Limbaugh.
Sorry Now? — What do the liberal and moderate lawyers who supported John Roberts’ nomination say today?
Don’t let DOMA fool you — the Supreme Court is restricting your rights — This is Bush’s enduring legacy: making America safe for angry white men.
Justice Kennedy Denies Motion To Halt Gay Marriage — Where’s. The. Harm? The only harm gay marriage has ever offered is to expose the moralizing bigotry of religious zealots as lies.
My Gay Mormon Dad — Another painful post from Feminist Mormon Housewives trying to reconcile the illogical diktats of faith with reason, morality and plain old common sense.
Milwaukee Priest Sex Abuse Records to Be Released — deal reached in federal bankruptcy court between the archdiocese and victims suing it for fraud called for the documents to be made public by July 1. Victims say the archdiocese transferred problem priests to new churches without warning parishioners and covered up priests’ crimes for decades. Proving once again that the Catholic Church’s favorite Bible verse is Matthew 19:14, “Suffer the little children.” They just forgot the rest of the verse.
Penn. Lawmaker Censored On House Floor From Speaking On Gay Rights — State Rep. Brian Sims’ (D) remarks during a part of the House session where representatives are allowed to speak openly were cut off almost immediately by a procedural maneuver. State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) objected to the remarks on the grounds that Sims was speaking out “against God’s law.” See, if you’re a conservative, that whole First Amendment religion thing only applies to Christians. The right kind of Christians. And that whole separation of church and state thing is just a liberal lie. Are you proud of your Republican party?
How Other Countries Handle Immigration — Countries struggle to find the best way to deal with immigrants knocking at their doors.
The Anatomy of the Occupy Wall Street Movement on Twitter — A study of the social network behind the Occupy movement shows that the most vocal participants were highly connected before the protests began but have now largely lost interest, say social network researchers.
Kerry: Spying ‘not unusual’ in international relations — Yeah, well. Good luck with that.
QotD?: How hot is it where you are?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (breakfast meeting about literary estate)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block attempting to secure minority voting rights despite the recent Supreme Court ruling: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; Snuff by Terry Pratchett