April 14th, 2011


[links] Link salad hies off to the medical imaging unit

Writer Sonia Lyris corresponds with The Journal of Universal Rejection — That link is her initial post, there's a whole, hilarious sequence from there under her tag "rejection saga".

Magical Siberia: A Russian Take on Middle-earth Strange Maps strikes again.

Long Lifespan Linked to Poor Church Attendance — Huh? That cannot possibly be a causative relationship.

Is Sugar Toxic?

Old open air voyagersFreshwater eukaryotes may have ventured onto land nearly 500 million years earlier than fossil evidence previously suggested.

What Happens If You Get Sucked Out of a Plane? — In which our own Geoff Landis is quoted.

Nazi War Crimes as Described by German Soldiers — Going back to the primary sources. This is tough reading.

Lessons from Ivory Coast — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on religious identity politics and the Peace of Westphalia.

The Great DebateRyan vs. Obama will be this year’s main event, if the president is up for it.

The Nostradamus Award Goes To...The Heritage Foundation, which predicted that the 2001 Bush tax cuts would bring on an economic boom, increase household income and reduce federal debt: When you do the numbers on the alleged fiscal conservatism of the GOP, it's an utter disaster for the nation as a whole as well as for individual households. That was true under Reagan, and it's been true ever since. So why do the Republicans keep getting the credit for something that's so objectively and abjectly untrue?

?otD: To CT or not to CT, that is the question.

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 247.8
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea


[cancer|writing] Bill Grim's progress

Scan today. Oddly enough, I slept ok last night. A little more interrupted than usual, but still otherwise as deeply and as long as (the recent) normal.

However, my writing brain went into vapor lock yesterday. I puttered around with a little WRPA for about fifteen minutes, then accepted that cancer stress was eating my focus and gave up.

I'll be out mid-morning with the scan, then home again. I'm not taking the day off work, mostly because sitting around doing not much won't improve anything for me.

And I'm honestly not sure how I'll feel after the scan. As I've noted previously, I tend to fixate on the scan as being the inflection point of my stress, but the reality is that Monday's oncology consult is where all the fireworks is or isn't. Maybe I'll be able to write this afternoon and maybe I won't. At this point, I'm preparing myself to be utterly useless through Monday, but not planning on it.

I am staying busy. Lot of Dad time for this afternoon/evening as [info]the_child deals with her turn at being an opera star. Tomorrow evening is the opera itself. Saturday we have lacrosse, an away game. Far away. Sunday I am cooking momos for family and friends. Monday, well, Monday is Monday.

And today is today.