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Weekend Linkroll

So, the Ravens won last night, in stunning fashion, which kind of made my weekend. The Winter of the Novel has taken a short break so I can work on edits for “To The Edges”: another good thing. My fickle nature reared its head yesterday; the blog got another makeover. We’ll see how long this one sticks.

Plus, I’m reading Christine again, which always makes me happy. In that creepy-King-rocks-fall-everybody-dies way of happy.

And I have several links to share. Here’s hoping you find something interesting in them.

Food & Wine Thursdays: Because You Need The Reminder – Sulfites Revisited!
A PSA from The Satellite Show on sulfites in wine. Good stuff to know.

SCIENCE PROVES THE EXISTENCE OF ESP- Dateline 1950
Ellis Nelson talks about Chris Carter’s (no, not that Chris Carter) book Science and Psychic Phenomena. I’ve read similar stuff in the past and find the behind-the-scenes battles between real skeptics and debunkers to be almost as fascinating as the topics they’re fighting over. Oh, and I love the Max Planck quote.

Perception, Imagination, and Experience: “Stairway to Heaven” and Melodies Unheard
I wasn’t the only one thinking about Led Zeppelin this week. But Natania Barron took her thoughts in a really cool, meta direction.

Thorin Dreamboatshield: An Unexpected Hotness of Dwarves
Fun parody script of The Hobbit by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Your Friday Reading: Subterranean Magazine
Mr. Scalzi hips us to Subterranean‘s giveaway goodies. Pick up the fall and winter issues for free!

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
Lucy’s Football has a little something to say about the latest teenager who’s being censored by her school. Because stopping students from writing down their private thoughts will end school shootings. *sigh*

Ladies, Can We All Just Stop Being Bitches for TWO SECONDS?
Snobbery on body-shaming. Women do it, too, and it sucks.

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Weekly Linkroll

It’s been a contemplative weekend. I’ve been working on 2082, which I want to talk about, I think, at some point. There’s another Outsider post brewing. And I redid the blog design here. Enjoying the sunshine today, too (well, I was; it’s clouded over again since I started writing this). Three out of the last four days have been sunshiny. This is unusual in the winter in New England. Usually it’s GREY ALL THE TIME! So, yeah, that’s been nice.

Wordpress suggested this painting based on what I've written so far. The burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865, by General Sherman's troops. Your guess is as good as mine on that.

WordPress suggested this illustration based on what I’ve written so far. It’s the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865, by General Sherman’s troops. Your guess is as good as mine on that.

Anyway. It’s time to share my favorite links of the week. Hopefully, you find something you like, as well. And if you have some to share, please do in the comments.

So what do we have…

Truth really is stranger than fiction
From Women and Words: try to write a fictional story about any of these true ones. Now those are some prompts!

3 Steps For Creative Writers to Tell it Slant
The Artist’s Road’s suggestions for more showing and less telling. I always have to work on this.

Why I Don’t Give Writing Advice
Natania Barron’s thoughts on writing and success.

The Best Videos of 2012, From People Who Have the Best Taste in Videos
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg at The Atlantic called on her favorite video-watchers to share their favorites with her. I’m still working my way through them. Impressive!

Intention vs. Reality: Why BMI Is Not Just a Tool
Heina at Skepchick takes on a CSI article by Ben Radford on the dreaded BMI where he states that it’s just a tool and is never misused to shame people. Yeah, right. Good information. And no, I’ve never been a fan of CSI (or CSICOP, as they used to be called), so this article doesn’t surprise me. They are debunkers, not true skeptics. There’s a difference.

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012
“We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year.” From Buzzfeed.

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Weekly Blogroll

I’m thinking a weekly roundup of sharable blog posts–posts I’ve read over the last week that might be of interest to folks–would be a fun thing to do. And yes, I’ll admit I’m stealing the idea from Visible and Real. Although, really, I bet she stole it from someone else first. You know how those blogger-types are. 😉

So what did I find this week? Continue reading

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