August 6th, 2010


[links] Link salad heads west once more

Michael Swanwick, on me

Southpaws: The Hops in Humanity's Beer? — Chirality, fiction and you. Science In My Fiction on handedness.

Topic of Cancer — Christopher Hitchens on his own cancer.

Fashion plates from the 1800s

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 — (Via garyomaha.)

The Goode Mansion: 1939Shorpy with a haunting photo.

Mary we crown thee with blossoms today! — Roger Ebert on his childhood. As usual, a terrific read.

Sharia vs. The New Deal. — Conservative paranoia regarding liberals and Islamic banking. I have never understood the conservative notion that liberals want to promote Islamic law. That fails a common sense test that any fourth grader could see through. We don't even want Biblical law in this country, why on earth would we want a Shariate?

?otD: On the whole, would you rather be in Philadelphia?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: airport walking
Hours slept: 6.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently (re)reading: Inheritor by C.J. Cherryh