June 7th, 2010

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[links] Link salad cherrypicks reviews

Don't forget the METAtropolis contests — Today is the last day to enter.

A reader reacts to METAtropolis

Another Locus review of Is Anybody Out There? — In which my story "Permanent Fatal Errors" appears.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt reviews my novel Death of a Starship

How do they get to be that way? — Roger Ebert on racism. I grew up in Africa and Asia, but come from an old Southern family that's white as Ivory soap, and have a multiracial family today. I know quite deeply how life experience can contradict cultural programming.

Dark Roasted Blend with Unusual and Marvelous Maps, Part 2

One Tablet per ChildOLPC may drop "$100 laptop" in an attempt to develop an innovative $75 tablet computer.

Jupiter Impacts Add Up — Hoovering the outer system so we don't have to.

ETA: Did you miss the ?otD?



6/7/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: Stationary bike ride to come
Hours slept: 8.5 (solid, with plentiful naps during the day)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 9/10 (on the pump)
Currently (re)reading: Faust Eric by Terry Pratchett

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[cancer] Infusion session eleven, day three, birthday 46

Yesterday was infusion session eleven, day three. Replete with family and cake on account of being my 46th birthday. Also did the chemo bottle ritual, and had a masseuse by the house. Photos later, we took 'em, but I got a little off track in uploading them due to exhaustion and post-massage torpor.

The sessions have grown deeply difficult at both a physical and emotional layer. Which is unsurprising, but still... sigh. A final one coming up June 18-20, then I can start trudging back up out of this valley of the shadow of chemo.

I want to thank everyone on LiveJournal, WordPress, Twitter and Facebook for the hundreds of birthday wishes yesterday. That did cheer my heart immensely. You guys are awesome. This is perhaps the toughest row I've ever hoed. Thank you for your help and encouragement.