Yesterday was taken up in substantial portion by breakfast with frabjouslinz, bhagwanx, lasirenadolce and the_child, followed by napping, laying around exhausted and generally being tired. I did get several good hours in on Green, and continue to progress there. Back to work today, me, and more Green after the Day Jobbe ends.
“The Ides of February” — A story I wrote with Bruce Holland Rogers is now online at Aberrant Dreams.
Blogging–It’s Good for You — Scientific American with an article about the therapeutic value of blogging. Note the comments about cancer, also about writers block and hypergraphia.
The only debate on Intelligent Design that is worthy of its subject — Well, that answers that. (Thanks to lt260.)
Character and the Primaries of 2008 — The Project For Excellence in Journalism looks at claims of media bias in the Democratic primaries.
John McCain gets tax-free disability pension — Old news, but interesting. I believe Reagan was our last disabled president (Alzheimer’s, unacknowledged until after his retirement), FDR before him (mobility impairment, formally unacknowledged but widely understood).
The wife U.S. Republican John McCain callously left behind — A story Your Liberal Media seems to have stayed the hell away from. (This link is from a British paper.) I can certainly see why McCain is the candidate of the party that claims the mantle of family values!
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 260.8
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia [ Amazon ]
Short story “Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be” to Shimmer’s Clockwork Jungle Book issue. A steampunk garden of Eden fable with animals that go clank.
This afternoon Mother of the Child took Pas de Chat, her cat of 23 years (that is not a typo) to the vet to be put to sleep. After about four years of kitty Alzheimer’s and growing completely deaf, Pas de Chat’s quality of life had dropped precipitously over the past few weeks, with no food or water intake for the past several days.
I went to say good-bye (I’ve known Pas de Chat since 1992) and found myself in tears. I suppose death and dying has become a far more immediate and personal topic than it used to be for me. Mother of the Child and the_child will have a Buddhist ceremony later in the back yard.
Pas de Chat’s final portrait, just before they headed out the door…( Collapse )
No tethering, no iPhone 2.0 for me. This is so basic to how I use a cellphone, and it’s a boat that Apple has utterly missed.
(And I have been a bloviating Apple fanboy since ca. 1985.)