November 2nd, 2009

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[links] Link salad flies home

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[conventions] WFC, crawling from the wreckage

Well, that was quite something. One of the more intense convention weekends of my life, and quite amazing. WFC 2009 in San Jose was very well run, my Toastmaster experience was flawless, I had a great time on my panels, my speech at the World Fantasy Awards went over well, the cheese party was awesome, and calendula_witch's birthday was a rousing success. Spent loads of time with zellandyne, brendacooper, shelly_rae, la_marquise_de_, desperance, Mark Ferrari, bravado111, AC, and too many others to count.

Now at the San Jose airport, flight has been cancelled so I'll be here a while. Not looking forward to going home to the quiet of my own head, but this was one hell of a party to send me off into cancerland.
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[cancer] Slogging forward

Since the diagnosis of my lung tumor last week, I've managed to be phenomenally busy (and therefore distracted) almost continuously. This includes quite notably a long, busy weekend as Toastmaster at WFC 2009 in San Jose in the close, loving company of calendula_witch. On my (delayed) way home now, to the peaceful quiet of my home, therein to dwell with only the echo of my thoughts. I've been very deliberately postponing much of this stress, reveling in the distractions, and charging forward toward the cliff that is surgery, biopsy and chemo. The debts of that postponement are being called in.

I know I am strong, but this will be tough.