This Day in Blogging History: Bradley Manning has a voice; DIY funerals; Ian McDonald's Hearts, Hands and Voices

One year ago today

In case you missed: Bradley Manning has a voice: The Freedom of the Press Foundation this week released surreptitiously recorded audio leaked from the Bradley Manning military pre-court martial hearing at Fort Meade.

Five years ago today

DIY funerals:
A movement toward home after-death care has convinced thousands of Americans to deal with their own dead.

Ten years ago today
Ian McDonald's Hearts, Hands and Voices: Just a quick plug for The Broken Land (originally published in the UK with the much better title Hearts, Hands and Voices), by Ian McDonald. McDonald is one of the great underappreciated science fiction writers of the twentieth century and this is one of his great, underappreciated novels.