April 29th, 2009

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[links] Link salad for a hump day

Centauri Dreams on exomoons

Alpine Swiss ban nude hiking — (Thanks to lillypond.)

Adaptation and the Art of Change — Tom Morris on HuffPo.

Following swine flu online

How Many People Know Coke's "Secret Formula"?Freakonomics on trivial corporate dishonesty.

?otD: Why do the owls cry under the dark of the moon?




4/29/2009
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville


Originally published at jlake.com.

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[calendula] Strange days indeed

Very early this morning I got an email from calendula_witch, detailing the beginning of her emergency room saga. Various emails, phone calls and hop-to-its later, I headed for work (in Omaha) all packed and ready to bug out to San Francisco two days early. When I found out they were giving her morphine, I pulled the trigger on rebooking my flight. Spent almost the entire day traveling unexpectedly.

Meanwhile, discussing this with my spiritual advisor kenscholes, he mentioned that today was the anniversary date of my original ER admission for my cancer saga. The overlay of that with my intense concern for calendula_witch created an emotional turmoil which lasted most of the day, thankfully dissipating before I reached San Francisco.

Flights were troublesome, first leg delayed so I had to sprint for the connection, connecting flight held over an hour for maintenance issues, but I made it. She's home safe and well, though with no ultimate diagnosis. We're both going to be off work tomorrow, so she can take care of herself and I can take care of her.

Originally published at jlake.com.