April 18th, 2011


[links] Link salad considers cured meat

In which my Dad asks for a little help with some American social history: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Engineering the end: How planning for loss helped a family through it — Ah, cancer.

DIY Bacon Roses — Just because. (Via Miki.)

French school lunches — An amazing snippet of video... (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Name of the Year — Heh.

A Gay Former N.B.A. Player Responds to Kobe Bryant — Yeah. I know. Me mentioning sports. But this is a gender (and to some degree, race) issue. Both of which I do care about.

The New Cold WarThere has long been bad blood between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but popular protests across the Middle East now threaten to turn the rivalry into a tense and dangerous regional divide.

Neediest and sickest would pay the price under GOP budget plan — Mmm, compassionate conservatism on the march. You guys sure know how to make America proud.

?otD: Bacon or pancetta?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 247.0
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea


[cancer] Here we go again

I met with my oncologist this morning. Collapse )

My own emotional picture is deeply mixed in very obvious ways. I recognize that of all the bad things this could be, what we're facing is about the least-bad. At the same time, I'm about to lose another year of my life to this. My last round of chemo came at an incredibly high cost to me personally, emotionally and professionally. I do not expect this to go any more lightly on me.

Still, I will survive.

PS - Though given this news I do not expect to make any more convention appearances this year after Norwescon, JayCon will still be occurring June 4th. Please come celebrate my life if you can.