May 17th, 2009


[links] Link salad for a thoughtful Sunday

Don't forget to vote for new caption contest — Some funny stuff there.

Language Log on the magic of newspaper headlines

lillypond took this terrific picture of the Hawthorne Bridge here in Portland

Illusion Cloak Makes One Object Look like Another

?otD: George Jetson or Jane Jetson? Show your work.

Body movement: n/a (had to get calendula_witch to the airport)
This morning's weigh-in: 216.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[cancer] Where the heart goes when the head doesn't know

Still no change in the medical situation. Polyp is out for pathology; PET scans are somewhere in the nuclear medicine pipeline, which will eventually disgorge them to my doctor. More will be known next week, news to come in whilst I am peregrinating about the North American continent. Been a challenging weekend for everyone in my life, not the least me. calendula_witch has been a rock, as have my friends and family.

As I have been doing since the beginning, I'm setting down here my thoughts and feelings about this. Frankly, I'm tried of hearing myself talk about it. I'm tired of being afraid. I'm tired of living through this. All this while quite possibly a more troublesome path has only just begun.

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