In Annorlunda news: I'm still looking for advance readers for Arctic Adagio.
Also, Both Sides of My Skin is on sale for just $0.99 at Kobo right now, as part of their Mother's Day sale. Sometimes Amazon and the other sites notice that and price match, sometimes they don't.
In other links:
This story about QAnon fools ruining a small town's Earth day celebration makes me so sad and mad.
And speaking of scams.... it sure sounds like a lot of prominent conservatives have a lot of contempt for their own supporters.
If you read only one thing this week, I would make it this short summary from Josh Marshall about why that Giuliani goes to the Ukraine story is a very bad thing. I hate that people are just making jokes about it and shrugging.
This story about a family deciding whether or not to take their kid to the ER after she got into a bottle of dramamine really illustrates the fact that we already ration healthcare in this country.
This is a good article about the benefits of e-bikes for seniors.
In other biking news, could we have a cross-America bike trail soon?
I enjoyed Scalzi's post on turning 50.
In recommended listening: I drove more than usual this week (for work related reasons), and am using the built in podcast app in the Tesla. I haven't favorited that many podcasts yet, and so I found myself listening to a lot of Ezra Klein. There were two shows I'll share:
First, his interview with David Brooks was really good and I never thought I'd say that! I suspect I still disagree with Brooks on most policy issues, but his discussion of his realizations about what matters in life was interesting.
Second, the interview with political scientist Sheri Berman about social democrats was very useful for me, and an interesting conversation.
This is delightful:
And so is this thread:Listen to this brief clip from Sunday's performance of Mozart's Masonic Funeral Music, and enjoy the wonderful moment of spontaneity just after the music ends. pic.twitter.com/HrVVu4lpeo— Handel and Haydn (@handelandhaydn) May 8, 2019
I got neither a sword nor a cool top hat when I got my PhD and that is just not fair.This wonderful thing happened Saturday night that restored my faith in San Francisco. It happened on the sidewalk in front of Hamilton at the Orpheum Theater. Wanna hear about it? pic.twitter.com/lK8E3Suxzk— Gabe Meline (@gmeline) May 6, 2019
I'm still mad that American PhDs don't get swords. https://t.co/Ub6bIzHovm— Jacqueline Antonovich (@jackiantonovich) May 7, 2019
Happy weekend, everyone!