January 24th, 2010


[links] Link salad says never never on a Sunday

My multiple Year's Best story "On the Human Plan" is live at Escape Pod as a podcast

"Light washing" in gaming — A discussion of portrayals of characters of color, with passing references to the cover art of Justine Larbalestier's Liar and my own Green.

Verne's Right Half — A fascinating look at Jules Verne's manuscripts, and the publishing process of his times, courtesy of art writing guru James Gurney.

The Beatles: A Retrospective From The Year 3000 — Hilarious video. (Thanks to Bill M.)

Poetica Vaginal — (Thanks to danjite.)

The Secret Cities of Yemen — (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Milne: Haiti's poverty is treated as some baffling quirk of history...when in reality it is the direct consequence of colonial exploitation

?otD: When do you do it, if not on a Sunday?

Body movement: n/a (some walking later today, hopefully)
Hours slept: 9.0
This morning's weigh-in: 227.6
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett


[cancer] Chemotherapy, day two of session two

Yesterday was very slow. Wearing the pump with the 5FU infusion is numbing in a number of senses. Still, we managed a two mile walk, and a reasonable amount of intelligent conversation. Not much else for me, though. Too vague and unfocused to either read or write.

I did forget to mention a lovely new tranche of spoons which were deployed on Friday at the infusion center. That was fun. On the down side, this morning, the first signs of cold sensitivity and peripheral neuropathy expressed themselves. Sigh. The peripheral neuropathy is especially scary, because it's the one of these side effects with the potential for permanent damage.

Onward I go. Pumps comes off about 2 pm this afternoon, then (hopefully) a walk.