Friday Five (learning opportunities edition)

And we’re already to the second Friday in October. Halloween is coming fast, and I’m not quite ready.

This has not been a great week. A second, much shorter round of antibiotics does not seem to have taken care of my respiratory infection, but my next two schedule medical appointments are within the week yet have nothing to do with that, and I’m not sure I want to try to squeeze another one in there.

Which brings us to the Friday Five: the top five (IMHO) stories of the week, top five sci fi/fantasy/science stories, and five videos (plus my blog posts).

Stories of the Week:

Hurricane Michael heads northeast, leaving devastation in Florida.

The Morality Wars: Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice? and a rebuttal which makes more sense to me: Morality Wars response: Criticism of representation creates vibrant conversation.

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women.

Finally, Someone Gets Montgomery Clift’s Biography Right.

Washington State Basically Just Abolished Its Death Penalty.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Real Science:

Bicycles, disability and Doctor Who. An fascinating look at the latest episode by someone who shares the disability of one of the new companions.

‘First Man’ Considers Glory, Grief And A Famous Walk On The Moon.

Interstellar Comet ’Oumuamua Might Not Actually Be a Comet.

Mountain goats seen atop Rattlesnake Ledge after relocation.

Here’s what’s unusual about Hurricane Michael.

Things I wrote:

Indigenous People’s Day: Columbus didn’t discover America, he invaded it.

You don’t have to love what I love, but not all differences are merely opinions.

No one deserves the closet — #NationalComingOutDay.

Videos!

Seth’s Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump Defends Kavanaugh, Presidential Emergency Alerts:

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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p06njyh3/45822845

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Good Omens – Official Teaser Trailer I:

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Years & Years – All For You:

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morgxn – home (official video) ft. WALK THE MOON:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I used to publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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