Happy birthday to pisicutsa!
Hello to new reader marblemeadow!
State of the 'Song
I thiiiink I have achieved balance sleepwise. IthinkIhope. Still a bit achy, but hopefully that'll level out.
Please vote today! This could mean funding for BARCC and major publicity for the fight to end sexual violence. It takes under a minute. We have a shot, but we really need your vote! Please vote today and tell your friends.
Mall of Shadesong
Remember, if you have stuff to sell this $WINTERHOLIDAY season, post here! I'll do the big post tomorrow.
Ways to Help
* Kristi House needs clothes (or money to buy clothes) for children who have been sexually abused. (Their clothes are often taken as part of the evidence collection.)
* There's a school in LA that's in need of pencils.
More About Sexual Harassment
Here and here. (Please understand that a lack of post from me is just because I have not had time, due to crazybusy at work and stuff after work/exhaustion. It's coming.)
Quote of the Day
"You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked? Have you ever risked disapproval? Have you ever risked economic security? Have you ever risked a belief? I see nothing particularly courageous in risking one’s life. So you lose it, you go to your hero’s heaven and everything is milk and honey ’til the end of time, right? You get your reward and suffer no earthly consequences. That’s not courage. Real courage is risking something that you have to keep on living with, real courage is risking something that might force you to rethink your thoughts and suffer change and stretch consciousness. Real courage is risking one’s clichés."
-- Tom Robbins
* Copyright infringement - the web is not public domain.
* Clarkesworld will blow your head off this month. In a good way!
* I remind you of the amazing Wyrding Studios sale!
Over the course of the Earth's history, about a billion tons of rocks have been exchanged between the Earth and Mars. Scientists think it's possible that one or more of those rocks might have contained tiny microbes that successfully made the journey from one planet to the other. In 2018, they plan to test this hypothesis by searching for Earthling-like DNA under Mars' surface.
Work - and work this week has consisted largely of one huge task each day, which is atypical. Home and writing. Not going out tonight - this is a night for stuff around the house and catching up on Castle and the like with the family.