November 7th, 2009

a-links

[links] Link salad wanders into the weekend, idly scratching

A reader reacts to Escapement Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]

RULES OF SEDUCTION: writing the opposite sex — Justine Musk on character.

English, Jack — A blog for you really high end grammar geeks.

Articulated Railroad Car: 1935 — Another quite cool patent drawing.

The Fairey Rotodyne — This looks to me like some crazed Soviet project. Would you fly in it?

APOD with an image of Stickney Crater on Phobos

The Gravitational Lens and Communications — Some serious Big Idea science from Centauri Dreams.

?otD: What age is this the dawning of, anyway?



11/7/2009
Body movement: 2 hour, 15 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning's weigh-in: 231.2
Currently reading: The Jade Man's Skin by Daniel Fox

cancer-Dorito

[cancer] Heading toward the nacho-ectomy

So I ease toward the surgery date. Plans are being made, logistics being logisted, visitors and loved ones to be accommodated, and I can already see my life narrowing in those things I now have to refuse or reconsider. Really, it's been a great day, but the truth of what comes next hangs over me like a 900 pound parakeet. The Fear is gone, but man, are there a lot of pieces.

And this is the calm before the storm.

(Thanks also to jaborwhalky for the icon.)