The busy-ness that ended the week has carried over to the weekend. Add in trick or treaters (we had about 450 kids and others begging for candy,and I went through about 100 pieces, because I like to give more than one, turn out was depressed because of the rain) and general house stuff, continuing work, et al and so I didn't have much time to study or write.
David B Coe withsix non-writerly things that can help your writing. Or, in other words, all work and no play makes the writer very dreary and dull.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. Except they shove genre in a corner, so we can all jam together looking for some new fix and not sully their perfectly empty aisles of mainstream fiction. I just wish they'd clean the carpet more often. (Grokked from Neil Gaiman)
An artificial leaf that's really a fuel cell and water hydrolizer. If it proves out, could alter the energy equation. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
How the Chinese and Greeks saw the same sky. A little on the astrological differences. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Well, at least one elected Republican admits that their election observers can influence the polls. And now Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to make sure no foreign election observers will be in his state for election day.
You know how Mitt Romney is talking up his 12 million jobs in 4 years? Turns out, that's what economists are predicting as well. Unfortunately for Romney, they're predicting that growth if he wins or loses.
"For all those reasons, conservative legal activists anticipate that a Romney win would be the culmination of their decades-long project to remake the country’s legal architecture."And now you know the reasons for much of the vitriol. Conservatives are very close to grabbing victory. And they know if they miss this chance, they might not have it again for another generation.
John Scalzi's exceptionally triggery post on a fan letter to certain conservative politicians. In this case, an exercise in satire and irony about a rapist loving the cover he's given by some conservative politicians. It seems this year the GOP is getting their frequent flyer miles by inserting their feet in their collective mouths regarding women's issues. But some people just don't get it.
A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote to deny health care for the sick. There's a number of people I could add to that list. Of course that isn't the only thing you'll be helping to usher in.