Best Reads from Lately

Before this gets out of hand again, which it’s apt to do since I seem to be cleaning out tabs during these stay-at-home times (quite possibly I’m clicking more things INTO tabs, too…):

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/neandertal-made-oldest-known-string

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/get-lost-in-mega-tunnels-dug-by-south-american-megafauna

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Best Reads from Lately

Once again, I let this get to be an unwieldy enough stack of links/reads that to slow down and make them into a pretty and proper list would keep me from revising the novel I’m revising. So, in all their likely awkwardness, with apologies for some embedding, some being URLS, some shuddering into some completely new and unlikely form, here’s my best reads from . . . lately:

https://elemental.medium.com/science-confirms-that-the-vagus-nerve-is-key-to-wel

My Star Wars Theory

Or, a missed opportunity? What got me thinking about this was that fish we see Luke carrying in The Last Jedi, that he evidently speared with that super-long spear. That fish that, for a planet that kicks up Thala-sirens (those Suessian things he milks) and frog nuns that look straight out of a live-action Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band—

—is a pretty normal fish:

And by ‘normal’ I mean ‘in keeping with the Earth-fish I know,’ yeah. But? This could of co…

Best of 2019

Just like last year, I had this idea that doing a monthly post would make it a snap to figure out my best of the years: just scroll through, it’ll be obvious. I wish. Though it does make it easier to remember stuff from before summer, say. So, without further whatever, and by category, and including stuff I only FOUND in 2019, and just going plural for some instead of staging ties:

NOVELS

HORROR MOVIE

easy choice, obvious choice, c’mon. this one’