March 28th, 2011


[links] Link salad in the midnight hour

Video games: the addictionTom Bissell was an acclaimed, prize-winning young writer. Then he started playing the video game Grand Theft Auto. For three years he has been cocaine addicted, sleep deprived and barely able to write a word. Any regrets? Absolutely none. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Speaking UpThe Outer Alliance with a summation of the Jessica Verday situation, with respect to a YA story being edited for same-sex content.

Darkness and Cherry Pie: David Lynch’s Map of Twin Peaks — For all you fans out there.

Central Tien Shan, China — Orbital photograph of some Chinese mountains. Stunning.

Japan Fears Nuclear Reactor Is Leaking Contaminated Water

Fission Products in Seattle Reveal Clues about Japan Nuclear DisasterThe first analysis of nuclear fission products in the atmosphere over Seattle provides a unique insight into the nature of the disaster.

Why we must defend Sarah Palin — Politics and women.

Jon Stewart on class warfare

American Thought Police — Paul Krugman on the Republican party as champions of individual liberty and government non-interference.

The Right's Selective Embrace of Religious Liberty — More intellectual consistency from the leading lights of America's moral universe.

?otD: Have you ever given a rebel yell?

Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (revisions on Sunspin, net 500 words gain to manuscript)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 249.6
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts


[cancer] More visits to the hospital

I've been back twice more to visit my friend who is ill with cancer. He's dealing with distinct and separate complications from his tumors and from his chemo. Things are intersecting poorly, but he is on the mend.

With my scans coming up in three weeks, this holds a lot of resonances for me. I am very sorry to see him in distress. I am very glad to see him improving. At a gut level, I get this experience of his.

As I said before, this is my cancer path and my treatment course. This could be me.

It's not, but it could be.

So much to think about.