April 28th, 2011


[links] Link salad consorts with tasteless persons

A German blogger is excited about my forthcoming novel Endurance — At least, I think they are.

A Couple of Thoughts on Melville — Ta-Nehisi Coates is quite interesting.

Kinky is the new norm

Mass hysteria! Science world buzzing over rumors the elusive 'God particle' has finally been found — Bosun Higgs to the accelerator.

Frat Culture's Woman Problem — I started college at the University of Texas at Austin almost thirty years ago, and the fraternity system was a long-running social and ethical disaster back then. (Not to mention a constant law enforcement problem protected from accountability by fraternity legacies in high places.) Why is anyone surprised that it still is?

"Such A Curious Mind" — Speaking of frat boys, conservative commentator Daniel Larison on George W. Bush the intellectual.

An interesting take on healthcare and the social contract — (Via Steve Buchheit.)

Santorum: More disabled people will be denied care under 'ObamaCare' — Huh. A Republican lying about healthcare. Flat out lying, not spinning. Who could imagine such a thing from our principled friends on the Right?

Newt Gingrich’s Opponents Accused Him Of Wanting Medicare to "Wither On the Vine" Because That's What He Said He WantedWhere did Democrats get this crazy idea from? What kind of dastardly, underhanded person slams his political opponents by quoting their exact words? Your Liberal Media, hard at work.

?otD: Got ink?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 244.2
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea


[writing] Kalimpura back on the keyboard

Yesterday I resumed work on Kalimpura. This is the close read and primary revision pass through the book. Once I have this run done, I'll send it out to readers. I need to have into Tor by June, but that's only two chemo sessions forward. I'll be able to hang on to my skills for this effort.

It's nice to be back with Green and her world a while. It's nice to write.