May 28th, 2011


[links] Link salad stumbles onward, slipping and falling

La chronique de "Jade" de Jay Lake — A(n apparently) favorable review of the French edition of my novel Green.

Podcast Rec[info]danjite on the Locus Roundtabl Podcast interview with me and Joe Haldeman.

Want to catch a lady's eye? Don't smile, study says — Is this a version of nice guys finish last?

Buffalo-Pitts: 1905 — Steam tractors on ice, from Shorpy.

On the Calendar: Exoplanets and WorldshipsCentauri Dreams on some awfully interesting symposia.

The Moon is wetter than we thought — This is pretty cool.

Scribblers in ChiefWith great power comes great illegibility. See if you can figure out which U.S. presidents' signatures are depicted below.

Paul Krugman: Medicare and Mediscares — Really, the issue isn't paying for Medicare, it's the cost of what Medicare pays for. But the reality is that the Ryan plan is turning into a political disaster for Republicans, not because the plan's critics are lying about it, but because they're describing it accurately. Ah, reality, that great and pesky impediment to conservative ideology. I also like this comment: The new program might still be called Medicare — hey, we could replace government coverage of major expenses with an allowance of two free aspirins a day, and still call it "Medicare" — but it wouldn't be the same program.

?otD: When was the last you went ice skating?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: none (hopefully some walking to come)
Hours slept: 11.0 hours (fitful)
Weight: 232.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin


[cancer] Chemo session two, day two

I am now going through day two of session two, here at home with the portable infusion pump dangling on a strap around my neck. Very chic, I tell you.

Elizabeth Stephan has come to be my primary caregiver this weekend. It's a lot to ask, and I'm very glad she's here. She and [info]the_child have been doing wonderful job. So far they've been spared the miracle of vomiting, unlike what poor [info]mlerules had to deal with last session.

Chemo yesterday was pretty uneventful. Exactly how I want it. My oncologists switched up my meds to give me a stronger anti-nausea drug. It happens to also an anti-schizophrenic drug with a wide-ranging list of potential side effects, so they're keeping a close on me.

Not moving around much today, as generally is the case when I am on the pump. If it gets a little warmer and dryer I'll go walk. For now, I lay low.