February 21st, 2010


[links] Link salad for a chemo Sunday

Reviews of Tor.com Story Podcast January 2010 — Including joint stories by me and kenscholes, "The Starship Mechanic" and "Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder".

10 rules for writing — And 10 more, and 10 more. Interesting reading.

You can’t resolve away climate change — More conservative political idiocy, fisked in detail by Bad Astronomy.

Losing The Future — Daniel Larison on voter demographics.

The 1956 Republican Party Platform — Fascinating reading, to see how the GOP thought in the "good old days" of American Conservatism. Not that the 1956 Democratic platform is probably any less entertaining.

?otD: Where in the hell is Carmen Sandiego? (Only Dante knows.)

Writing time yesterday: 0 minutes
Body movement: (forthcoming suburban walk)
Hours slept: 9.5 (slept solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 227.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 6/10
Currently reading: [between books]


[cancer] Chemotherapy, day one of session four

Yesterday was a low key day of movies and hanging out with fjm. Right brain shutdown as normal, so no writing and little email. Side effects were pretty nominal, in terms of anything beyond the obvious chemo-stoned behaviors, and total lower GI shutdown. fjm kept me fed and watered, and DVDs kept me occupied. So, oddly, very little to account for.

Today somewhat engaged mentally and physically. I believe I'm having a better infusion weekend than the past few, probably because I did well in my general well-being on the days before the infusion.

Bottle ritual in a few hours.