Atheism, cancer and me — Relinking a Christmas Eve post of mine in case you took the weekend off for holidays. Comment thread is still active, and has a lot of really good discussions, though it is quite long at this point.
My cancer and digestive health TMI post spawned an interesting comment thread on LJ — Which was then echoed, in various ways, by calendula_witch here (hysterectomy), fjm here (celiac), joycemocha here (menopause) and accioayla here (joint disorders). And possibly more I don't know about. Fascinating stuff in some of those comment threads, too, as we all talk about things people Don't Talk About.
Failblog with the "four Fs" — "Fighting, fleeing, feeding and mating." Ahem.
A Microbial Encyclopedia — Scientists have mapped the genomes of 56 species of microbes. I love the comments about the density of species. Interesting stuff.
Anniversary of a cosmic blast — Somehow I missed the original event. This piece from Bad Astronomy is fascinating, violence on a literally astronomical scale.
For Airline Passengers, Pat-Downs, Searches and Restroom Monitors — Pilots on Sunday declared an emergency after a second man, also a Nigerian, spent an unusually long time in an airplane restroom. Oh, joy. Speaking as someone who often spends an unusually long time in restrooms, this will make flying even more of a treat. Maybe there's an upside to me being grounded for the next seven months.
?otD: Avatar or Dances With Smurfs?
Body movement: n/a (60 minute urban walk forthcoming)
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Currently reading: Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring