May 4th, 2009

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[links] Link salad for a San Francisco Monday

International Garden Naked Day — Careful with that axe, Eugene.

Portraits Capture Life In Dissecting Class — (Thanks to danjite.)

Chrysler Personalities — James Gurney does cars.

Arsenal: 1942 — What really amazes me about this photo is the scale. Look at the train cars.

Interrogating TortureThe New Yorker on our nation's responsibility for the torture we have inflicted. This, as much as anything, is the sickening, shameful legacy of conservatism in America.

?otD: Do you know where the Okanagon Subcontinent is?



5/4/2009
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (hills!)
This morning's weigh-in: 217.0 (calendula_witch's scale)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville, Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson


Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] The weekend that was, the day that is

What an excellent weekend, despite the inauspicious events of last week. calendula_witch continues feeling fine, though we're going to a followup appointment today. I got a great deal of work done on Pinion, and she is making progress helping me there. We had some terrific couple time, and went real estate browsing yesterday, which was fun.

I also finished reading Robert Charles Wilson's stunning Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century AmericaPowell's | Amazon  ]. I, Claudius by way of post-apocalyptic Mark Twain. More on that later.

Day jobbery today, and I'll close out the caption contest voting poll this afternoon. I'm also wrestling with some annoying digestive health stuff, which is deeply ironic given the upcoming cancer followups. Otherwise, more Pinion. And back to Portland tomorrow afternoon.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] Blocked, phaw

Inconclusive ER visit here in San Francisco. calendula_witch has been marvelous.

Have moved to a morning flight to get to Portland early enough to go into my "home" hospital (which is also my clinic, with my primary care physician and my cancer surgeon) during office hours. Assuming I'm not better on my own, we'll resume addressing the situation from there.

Originally published at jlake.com.