Here are some quick hits because my goddamn internet performs its sputter routine.  Of course it went completely out last night while paying bills.  UGH!  This is a road-trip weekend and I need to pack.   I don’t toss just an overnight bag in the trunk.   I am one of those unfortunate travelers who must pack for every possible circumstance.  I require my own bedding, numerous pairs of shoes, too many clothes, etc…  The list is long.  So I must get busy or will be late!

  • Euna Lee and Laura Ling face a criminal trial in North Korea.  (Reuters)
  • 79 Homes consumed by South Carolina wildfires.  (The State)
  • Same-sex couples urged to hold hands in public.  (Pink News)
  • Ancient Indian Hieroglyphs, or Just Pretty Pictures? (Discover)
  • Self-healing Concrete For Safer, More Durable Infrastructure. (Science Daily)
  • Snag flims.  Watch documentaries online for free.

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(Cross-posted at Shakesville)