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Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We'll rise above these earthly cares

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend Linkee-poo doesn't think you're right for him

Ten more agent submission questions answered.

Mary Robinette Kowal shares an online brainstorming session. It's great when you have friends you can do that with.

Neil Gaiman explains the "why" part of the creative urge pretty well.

Kristen Lamb asks how badly do you want the dream?

Some people ask "why all the hate for 'was'?" Well, maybe this will help explain it a little more. And "copula" was also new to me. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

And how do you do the editing part? Well, Chuck Wendig helps you with a process.

Huhn, there's a third Van Allen belt. Who knew? (Grokked from Miranda Suri)

Interjections! As done by the cast of Star Wars. Thanks, I needed that.

And at least the Seattle PD has a sense of humor.

Gene Simmons never had a personal computer when he was a kid. Oh, that old snark. How we missed you. And also, We wish you a Reagan Christmas, higher taxes next year." Hahahahaha (Grokked from Dan)

When designers become too hip for their own good. Seriously. Design is communication.

"Using Sequestration to cut government spending is exactly like slamming into a wall and depending on your car’s airbag so that you don’t have to fix the brakes." Jim Wright is smart about the sequestration. The problem with all the cuts, especially for the poor, is that being hungry causes changes. More food later on doesn't reverse damage done now. Especially with growing brains.

Senator Grassley does accept the basic principles surrounding the abortion debate on the side of pro-choice. He just doesn't make that connection. That's one of the difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives have their principle positions, but make exceptions all over. Liberals like the rules to apply across the board. In this case, conservatives don't believe that the government should be invasive into people's bodies. Unless you're a woman who wants an abortion. And then the government gets to stick things in your body. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

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