August 4th, 2010


[links] Link salad heads east

ELF test? "Geoffrey the subtle salmon" — English as a Lingua Franca.

Eclipse Shadow Cone Over PatagoniaAPOD is on a roll this week.

Kosher Burkas — Umm...

GOP shows historic amnesia on spending cutsAlas, historical amnesia appears to have affected some readers, many of whom are under the impression that President Bush actually believed in small government and that recent Republican congressional leaders actually opposed federal spending. I'd be a lot more impressed with the GOP's current anti-spending stance if it bore even the vaguest connection to how these same GOP leaders governed while in the majority.

If Only The Right Would Leave The Constitution AloneTaken together, that's 10 constitutional amendments proposed, endorsed, and/or introduced by leading Republicans over the last decade. [...] Given the alleged reverence for the Constitution in far-right circles, the irony is rich.

?otD: What color is your parachute?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: airport walking
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 241.4 (yikes!)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently (re)reading: Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh


[travel] Away, away

At the airport, heading off to PHL. Day Jobbe meeting tomorrow in NJ. I will see some, all or none of you tonight at Rangoon in downtown Philadelphia.

Back in PDX Friday, then off to my parents' beach house Saturday with the_child and calendula_witch. Back Sunday from that, then off to Seattle Monday for more Day Jobbe meetings. Back in PDX again on Tuesday.

Wednesday, of course, we find out from the surgical oncologist more about what the next month (and year) of my life looks like.

Meanwhile, I have a plane to catch.