The Whip-Sports, Travel and Fun, and Writing and SF-July 30, 2010

The less serious, more enjoyable parts of life–my life, anyway: Sports, travel and other amusements, and writing and science fiction news: Sports

Idaho rivalry turns vicious [*1]

Royals trade Scott Podsednik to the Dodgers for two minor-leaguers [*2]

Royals recall Bullington; option Marte to Omaha [*3]

IUPUI launches investigation into women’s basketball program: Coaches accused of aiming emotional abuse at players [*4]

CNN poll: Obama approval 47/50 [*5]

Travel and Fun

Brewer claims world’s strongest beer [*6] — I’m not sure I even want to try a 120-proof “beer.”

Update: Cruise Ship Collides With Whale in Alaska [*7]

“Rubicon”: Eerie portrait of “Top Secret America”–AMC’s stylish drama about a powerful intelligence contractor isn’t pure fantasy, according to the Washington Post [*8]

Best Luxury Ships [*9]

Writing and Science Fiction

Self-Editing: My Guide [*10]

Narrative, Resonance and Genre [*11]

Re-Write Wednesday: Overcoming Adversity Through Adverbs [*12]

Write It Again, Sam: A Few Thoughts on Revision [*13]