Out of the Blue

My father-in-law's funeral was a yesterday, and was quite a moving affair. Many funerals have eulogies from officiants who write them based on discussion with the family, but this is the first time I was part of that process. I came away terribly impressed by how she managed to take in so many stories and recollections and turn it into a coherent narrative. This resulted in a terrific eulogy that was very accurate and quite lovely. So the official part of our trip is done, though I've learned that our whirlwind of family activities will continue into this evening, so this may sidetrack another evening update. Our return flight is Saturday, but since most of the out-of-towners are departing tomorrow, we plan to look into seeing if there's a way to move this up. It probably won't work out, but if it does, it will mean a quicker return to a normal schedule here.

Obituary: John Witherspoon, Actor in ‘Friday’ and Other Hit Movies, Dies at 77.

Links: Thanks Ant.
Play: YORG.io 3.
Links: Stargate Turns 25: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich on Sci-Fi Cult Classic. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Stories: Mars Inc. vowed to stop deforestation in West Africa. It failed. Thanks RedEye9.
Peter Luger given zero stars in brutal New York Times review. Surprising, but it's been a long time for me. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Science: Scientists may have found the root of anxiety, opening a door to treatment. Thanks Max.
Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted. Thanks Max.
Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression, scientists find. Thanks Max.
Media: Quantum Supremacy & AI, with Stephen Fry.
Which Planet is Closest: Spoiler: You're Wrong-
Sad Cat Diary.
Follow-up: HBO Orders "Thrones" Spin-Off "Dragon." Thanks Ant.