November 6th, 2009


[links] Link salad sidles toward another weekend

METAtropolis | Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] reviewed here and here — A mixed bag, at least for my story.

catrambo reports on the reading tonight here in Portland — I've dropped the ball on promoting this, but 6:30 pm at the Press Club in SE Portland, with jeffvandermeer, catrambo, tattoo artist-turned-author Jeff Johnson and my own bad self.

Goth scuplture — In an earlier sense of the term. Cool stuff. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Sketching the Mechanical Elephant — No, that is not a euphemism. Art writing art Guru James Gurney on the giant mechanical elephant.

England's Ancient Ridgeway Trail — Mmm. Want to go. Someone want to invite me to a UK Con as GoH so I can do this stuff?

Dark Red Spot Found on Kuiper Belt Object Haumae — Wow.

Anonymous Doc on the divergent experiences of patients and doctors

Media bias in the Washington Post op-ed page — Liberal media much? I like his phrasing, one of those outlets typically counted as part of the "Liberal Media" by right-wing self-victimizers and their media amplifiers.

?otD: Would 'Thorax' be a great name for a villain or what?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: The Jade Man's Skin by Daniel Fox


[cancer] So now what?

It's the morning after. There's a great deal of work to come, much of it quite unpleasant. But still, I feel so much better. Because we can take action, we have a plan, Things Will Be Done. calendula_witch and I have gone from formless dread to logistics. And believe me, I'm much better at logistics than I am at formless dread.

So now I plan, and deal, and run around, then get my ass kicked in surgery. I'll melt again right before the surgery. I'll melt again when it comes time to prescribe and plan chemo. But for now, I can be as strong as I like, and as busy as I always seem to need to be.

In other news, several people have suggested pulling together a book about this, specifically on the male experience of cancer. I took a few steps toward pitching a book last year, but the interest was low. Still, it's on my mind.

For now, thank you everyone for the flood of good wishes, positive energy and prayer. (Yes, I did say "prayer". I may be a frothing atheist, but if it works for you, I'm proud to be a focus.) More to come.

Nacho Day approacheth.