Elizabeth Shack on finding writing time, how to and how not to.
Not that a I would classify "Romance" as "Smut", but here's an interesting chart that'll put starch in your socks. And now you also know why Christian Science Fiction Thrillers are such a big deal. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"Live streaming ghost hunts." (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)
Those uppity women in habits are challenging doctrine again. The Vatican has now censured the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for focusing too much on social inequality and the poor, and not enough on abortion and same-sex marriage. Glad we settled that it was Obama's War on Women, and not the War on Women perpetrated by study, conservative, white men. Those darn nuns and their wanting to follow the actual words of the Christ, and not the hot political button of the Church.(Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
History, it's a steel-wool bastard. Just in case any remanning "originalists/constitutionalist" still hold the belief that our Founding Fathers were totally against any purchasing mandates (and in specific, health care mandates). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Greenland's ice sheets' melt lake may turn the glaciers "into a Slip N Slide, lubricating the ice sheet’s glide into the ocean." That damn pesky, well known liberal bias of reality again. Although, largest Slip 'n Slide EVAR!. Weeeeeee! (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Alligator Quotient: It's like a total eclipse of the sun.