Street’s Corner: Sci-Fi Writer Becomes Genomic Pioneer — Science fiction writer Jay Lake turns a terminal cancer diagnosis into an opportunity to help mankind by being the first person to open source his entire genome on the internet. A television interview with me.
Ten rules for writing fiction — Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don’ts. (Via Scott Frey.)
Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World — So cool! (Via Lisa Costello.)
Time Travel? Don’t Forget to Pack Your Wormhole — I left mine at DS9.
Phosphorous minerals stoke speculation of life beginning on Mars — New theories suggest our home world was merely a second stop.
Hedgefox Buys Metayacht — Many people are trying to figure out why Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, so in the same spirit—the spirit of trying to understand the intentions of powerful people willing to pay to maintain the sensory organs of our society—I too will speculate. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Mega-canyon discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet — The formation has been hidden under ice for more than four million years.
Industrial Age soot blamed for mid-1800s Alps glacier retreat — The use of coal sent massive amounts of black carbon and other dark particles into the atmosphere.
How the Fukushima Ice Barrier Will Block Radioactive Groundwater — Japan plans to stop leaking radioactive groundwater at Fukushima with an underground wall of ice. Here’s how it would work.
Pennsylvania court to consider marriage licenses for same-sex couples — Christianist bigots are losing, piece by piece.
Ohioans are split on gay marriage and not ready to overturn the state’s ban on it, poll shows — Sadly, in some places Christianist bigots still cling to power, following their own Savior’s injunction to love their neighbors by striving to deny basic human and civil rights to their fellow Americans.
The Guardian Partners Up with the New York Times Because America — Ah, freedom of speech. (Via
Qotd?: Are you still trapped in summer land?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing gold courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)