You know how some people talk about how brick and mortar book stores need to find new ideas to keep people coming in? Here's one, Mr. B's Reading Spa with "treatments" and "gift vouchers." (Grokked from Mary Robinette Kowal)
Elizabeth Shack shares her experience with the Two-Year Novel course.
This is your brain, this is your brain on Christmas. Any questions? The usual about SAD, but a little more on the internal biochemistry going on with the eating and the drinking. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them. Or sometimes it's best to ignore writing advice. Again, keep whatever works best for you. Toss the rest.
Everybody is wondering, just were the persistent oil sheen on the Gulf of Mexico's surface located just above the BP Macondo well sight is coming from. I wonder how long they'll scratch their heads until the realized they scratched those same heads over where a lot of the oil that disappeared during the blow out went? Nothing "goes away" forever. Something about the conservation of energy principle here. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
Bulls make money, Bears make money. You know the whole, "ZOMG, Greece is about to implode, run away, run away"most pundits were shouting from the rooftops? People who placed their money into Greek debt are profiting handsomely. Here's something I've learned with my meager stock experience, when the talking heads say "run" either it's already too late or it time to look into investing. You do know that part of the Quantitative Easing the Fed has been doing includes buying a metric buttload of "toxic assets", right? Mostly for pennies on the dollar. You do remember how there were enough good loans in those packages to mask the bad ones, right?
The most deadly school attack? It happened in 1927 at an elementary school in Bath, MI. Seems another person, upset at having to pay taxes, decided to wire the school to explode and then set it off on a school day killing 45, 38 were children. (Grokked from Ferret Stienmetz)
Pygmy Right Whales are possibly the last of a very old lineage of whales thought to have gone extinct. More proof that our world is stranger than we think. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)
"You read that right. According to Bryan Fischer’s view of Scripture, God was too much of a 'gentleman' to stop the slaughter of 6-year-olds." Really Bryan Fischer, your God is a petulant asshole? I don't know what God you're worshipping, but it is certainly none of the gods I ever studied. Let me see, Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world. You know, except for all the children in public schools, obviously. You might beware, Bryan (and Mike), I seem to remember something about not judging lest ye be judged the same. I read that somewhere once. (Grokked from Joe Hill)
Tweet of my heart: @ticia42: I suffer from Punctuation Tourette Syndrome.