So, anyway: I had four kids here today. I have also finally had to admit that the sore throat and headache I've had all week are a cold, not allergies. I managed to get some work done. This month's issue of Founding Chaos went out. I posted this week's Tungsten Hippo quote, which I find darkly inspirational:
"Being able to run is always better than having to stay and smile and offer yourself up." - Ken Liu in https://t.co/uTkxsrZDuv— Tungsten Hippo (@TungstenHippo) February 12, 2016
I composed the Tungsten Hippo Weekly Digest for the week. It will go out Sunday morning.
I sent out a bunch of review queries for Love and Other Happy Endings. (Which, by the way, now has a GoodReads page.)
I thought I'd make significant progress on my current editing task when I took the kids to a park, but they interrupted me roughly every 3rd minute, so that particular plan was a bust.
And there are a couple of other things on my list that I didn't get to. So not a bad day, all things considered, but not a stellar day, since I'd already factored the likely kid-based disruptions into my to do list. Still, I think I am working on borrowed time and have decided to write this post a little earlier than usual, in case I crash or the kids start fighting.
On to the links:
Yesterday's post wasn't about my politics, but Sady Doyle wrote a post about Hillary Clinton and feminism and progressivism that is worth your time. I particularly love the closing line: "This is what it looks like when a woman stops smiling."
I've read a bunch of other things about politics, but I'll only share a few. Ezra Klein on how the rise of Donald Trump is a terrifying moment in American politics. John Scalzi on why mainstream Republicans have no one but themselves to blame for Trump. Matt Yglesias on Bernie Sanders as the future of the Democratic party.
And that's enough politics.
This story about a teacher shaming a child in a NYC charter school for not knowing the answer to a question is sickening. Those kids deserve better. I don't care how good that school's test scores are. If this is at all representative of how they treat kids, they are doing damage, not good.
Hey, look! I'm part of a new archetype! But seriously, it is a good article. Hat tip to @moink_tdr for sharing it with me.
"Kids don't kill women's careers, husbands do."
I haven't had a chance to read Marie Claire's big feature on women and guns, but I hope to get to it this weekend.
This post from Boing Boing's archives about the coolest locksmith shop is amazing. I want to visit! (After all, I visited the beer can house in Houston....)
Scandinavians have been fermenting fish for longer that we thought.
This is a surprisingly informative map of America:
Most Popular Valentine's Day Gift Searches Per State — https://t.co/nuVj4ucLbA pic.twitter.com/nHJIRtNBOH— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) February 12, 2016
And on that note, I'll sign off. Happy weekend, everyone!