June 12th, 2010

a-links

[links] Link salad wakes and wonders

Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! — The eminently readable Roger Ebert on Twitter.

The Mother of All InventionHow the Xerox 914 gave rise to the Information age. Ah, the march of progress. Fascinating if brief squib on a significant piece of technological history.

Deeper impact: Did mega-meteors rattle our planet? — This is both frightening and cool. We have some analogous spooky geology here in the Pacific Northwest. (Via io9.com.)

Senate narrowly votes down antiscience greenhouse gas Resolution — Your Republican Party: still doing their besto combat the inconvenient liberal bias in reality. Who you gonna believe, their electoral strategies or that lying realworld data?

Homosexuality, Porn, and the Classroom — Coz, you know, you can catch teh gay, even from someone else's kids by proxy. Good thing the Catholic community is on the ball!

BP spill response plans severely flawedOmissions, errors riddle firm's regional plan for the Gulf, analysis shows. See! Industry self-regulation works fine! Who needs the government?

Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Stop 'Liberal Judges' From Imposing Sharia Law — Sometimes the fruit loops don't all fit in the box, I guess. Duncan is also known for being among a group of lawmakers who returned their gift copies of the Quran to a state diversity panel, because they said the book endorses "the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology." I think that's called the Bible, sir. See Old Testament.

Congrats to Rush Limbaugh on his fourth traditional marriage — Family values win again!

?otD: What question of the day would you ask?



6/12/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.0 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 226.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10
Currently (re)reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

a-zen

[photos] Your Saturday moment of zen

Your Saturday moment of zen.

Jay 06-12-1971

June 12th, 1971, my dad and (step)mom make their getaway from their wedding. That's me on the far left, playing with the garter, my Kessler grandparents in the middle, and my sister on the right with the flowers. Photographer unknown. © 2010, M. Lake

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jay-1976

[personal] Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad

Today is my parents' 39th wedding anniversary. My brother has flown in from the East Coast, and my sister will be prying me out of my chemo shell later to join them for a celebratory brunch and party. I have been so tired and impaired I haven't even managed a card for them, but my gift is that I'm still alive despite the cancers. It's perhaps the only gift I can give at this point.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love you.

Falls Chuch, VA @ May 1976

Lake family, May, 1976. Studio and photographer unknown. © 2010, M. Lake

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