You know, I meant to use the holiday to catch up on stuff. The best laid plans oft gang aft agley, as Burns put it. But Los Links you expect, and Los Links you shall have, even though I’m going to have to break it into parts. Between family, friends, Castle, and the Muse – who showed up after a few weeks’ absence bubbling over with ideas – I’ve not had time to compile them all.
I think this’ll do for a start.
Occupy Wall Street
Slacktivist: The very worst thing Nathan could imagine.
Portland Occupier: Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations.
JREF: We’ve lost a giant.
The Digital Cuttlefish: For Hitch.
The Daily Beast: Christopher Hitchens Is Hailed by Stephen Fry as a Man of Style and Wit.
Tannis Likes Rocks: Geology photo of the day – Friday.
Research at a Snail’s Pace: Friday Field Foto (Geopics, Day 5).
Paleoseismicity: Saturday Geology Picture: Delphi, Greece.
Ron Schott’s Geology Home Companion: On the Passing of Arnold Bouma.
Future of Technology: Diapers made from silk and discarded shrimp shells?
Highly Allochthonous: Friday(ish) Focal Mechanism: a kinky slab beneath Mexico.
The Atlantic: The Year in Volcanic Activity.
Life, Unbounded: A Planet on Fire.
The Planetary Society Blog: What do we know about planetary rings? Quite a lot, actually!
Dkos Atlas: New Madrid at 200: A Disaster Deferred?
Dr. Jeff Masters’ WunderBlog: “The question is not whether sea ice loss is affecting the large-scale atmospheric circulation…it’s how can it not?”
Science-Based Medicine: Alas poor Craniosacral. A SCAM of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
The Science Essayist: Lessons from Plants in Pain, or What We Talk About When We Talk to Ourselves.
Glacial Till: Post-Fall Term Musings.
Highly Allochthonous: Scenic Saturday: Mammoth Cave, where surface water and groundwater meet.
History of Geology: Geology of the Mountains of Madness.
RH Reality Check: Mainstream Media Perpetuates HPV Vaccine Mythology.
Reading the Washington Landscape: A Moment in Deep Time: Back to Back Unconformities on Highway 174.
Slobber and Spittle: Sunday Photo(s).
The Dragonfly Woman: Science Sunday: Online Citizen Science and Scientific Research.
Puff the Mutant Dragon: The poisoned wedding: a toxic love story.
Listverse: 10 More Common Faults in Human Thought.
Chaotically Flow-Banded: Carbonatite lavas of Ol Doinyo Lengai –with the actual movies this time!
The Passive Voice: Amazon Says Long Term And Means It.
The Business Rusch: Traditional Publishing and Its Suppliers.
SCBWI: Rethinking the Book Tour.
Nathan Bransford: Amazon vs. the Indies.
The Season Blog: How free is working for me!
Romance University: Sara Megibow Sells Romance – What Newbie Mistakes Have I Made As An Agent?
AARdvark: The Tipping Point Holiday.
Edittorrent: Call to action.
Annie R. Allen’s Blog: Why One Author Chose Traditional Publishing–And How to Decide if it’s Right for You.
Austin Kleon: How to Steal Like an Artist.
Patricia C. Wrede: When they don’t wanna.
Retronaut: The Invisible Mother.
Atheism and Religion
No Longer Quivering: Daughter of the Patriarchy: Admissions.
The Friendly Atheist: Rogue Catholic Group Vandalizes Anglican Church Billboard.
The Huffington Post UK: Affair Baby At Risk Of ‘Honour Killing’ Must Be Adopted, Says Court Of Appeal.
The Planetary Society Blog: NASA and NOAA Hit Again by Across-the-Board Budget Cuts.
Mike the Mad Biologist: No, We Don’t Have to Pay Back Government Debt.
Political Animal: PolitiFact ought to be ashamed of itself.
Society and Culture
Business Insider: Meet the Infomercial Scam King The Feds Just Nailed For $38 Million.
Wandering Gaia: Gently into the night.
The Bloggess: The most fascinating dinner party IN THE WORLD.
The Express Tribune: Agents of change: Girls armed with education fight for their rights.
The New York Times: Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?