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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait notes the Elon Musk proposal to terraform Mars by dropping nuclear weapons on the planet’s ice caps is a bad idea.
  • James Bow writes about how the introduction of faeries saved his novel The Night Girl.
  • Centauri Dreams looks at the storms of Jupiter.
  • The Crux explains the mystery of a village in Poland that has not seen the birth of a baby boy for nearly a decade.
  • D-Brief looks at the exoplanets of nearby red dwarf Gliese 1061.
  • Cody Delisraty talks of Renaissance painter Fra Angelico.
  • Drew Ex Machina commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune.
  • The Dragon’s Tales shares links to some papers about the Paleolithic.
  • JSTOR Daily hosts an essay by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger suggesting that Internet rot might be good since it could let people start to forget the past and so move on.
  • Language Hat questions whether the phrase “free to all” has really fallen out of use.
  • Language Log takes a look about immigration to the United States and Emma Lazarus’ famous poem.
  • Dan Nexon at Lawyers, Guns and Money takes issue with the suggestion of, among other, Henry Farrell, that we are headed away from globalization towards fortress economies. Redundancy, he suggests, will be more important.
  • Marginal Revolution links to a disturbing paper suggesting users of opioids use them in part for social reasons.
  • The NYR Daily features an exchange on a new law in Singapore seeking to govern fake news.
  • The Power and the Money features a guest post from Leticia Arroyo Abad looking at Argentina before the elections.
  • Drew Rowsome takes a look at a new play by Raymond Helkio examining the life of out boxer Mark Leduc.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel considers if we can test gravitational waves for wave-particle duality.
  • Arnold Zwicky shares photos of the many flowers of Gamble Garden, in Palo Alto.

[PHOTO] Jack Fritscher, Some Dance to Remember

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I was surprised to run across author Jack Fritscher‘s semi-autobiographical 1998 novel Some Dance to Remember at the Glad Day Bookshop earlier this week on that store’s used books shelves, and very happy to find it was still there yesterday for me to buy.

Jack Fritscher, Some Dance to Remember #toronto #gladdaybookshop #usedbooks #books #lgbtq #queer #sanfrancisco #jackfritscher #history

Written by Randy McDonald

August 25, 2019 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Looking southwest, Yonge and Bloor

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Looking southwest, Yonge and Bloor #toronto #yongeandbloor #skyline #blue #evening #sky

Written by Randy McDonald

August 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

[CAT] Shakespeare, on his bed

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Shakespeare, on his bed #toronto #dovercourtvillage #shakespeare #caturday #catstagram #catsofinstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 24, 2019 at 8:45 am

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[PHOTO] Looking northeast, Yonge at Eglinton

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Looking northeast, Yonge at Eglinton #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #skyline #blue #sky #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

[PHOTO] Looking west along the tracks, Bartlett Avenue

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Looking west along the tracks #toronto #rail #tracks #bartlettavenue #Davenport #dovercourtvillage #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

[PHOTO] Wires against grey

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Wires against grey #toronto #Davenport #bartlettparkette #grey #sky #wires #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm