July 6th, 2011


[links] Link salad wishes Omaha had better weather

...Jennifer McGee...365 project... — Wow. Someone is using my book Escapement as the basis of an art project. Wow.

Nothing happens over 4th of July weekend, except this year — Some significant publishing tidbits. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

Forget Diet Coke and Mentos: Singing Bowls Excite Droplet Fountains [Video] — (Thanks to David Goldman.)

The colorectal surgeon song — Hey, mine saved my life. (Snurched from @willshetterly.)

Spacetime Beyond the Planck Scale — For your morning pleasure.

The Soviet Superplane Program That Rattled Area 51 — One of my old favorites. (Reminder courtesy of Chris W. Johnson.)

B-36 engines (1955)

Thirst for Fairness May Have Helped Us Survive — (Thanks to Dad.)

No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias — Hmmm. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

10 Ways Arab Democracies Can Avoid American Mistakes — Juan Cole is fascinating.

Mormonism and 2012 — Specifically, Romney and Huntsman. Mormonism suffers from the same problem Scientology does; neither is any more or less silly than any other religion at the root, but neither has been around long enough for the faith-based narrative of the religion's founding to fully obscure the far grubbier objective reality of its founding.

Republicans Falsely Claim Obama Advisers Burying Data 'Proving' Stimulus Is Hurting Economy — I find it inconceivable that those sterling ethicists on the American Right could lie about anything. Why, when have they ever-- Never mind.

The Mother of All No-Brainers — The now-infamous David Brooks column on GOP intransigence, in case you missed it.

?otD: What the hail?

Writing time yesterday: 60 minutes (short fiction and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord


[cancer|personal] Energy and focus

So the new drug regime of Zyprexa+Lorazepam really does seem to do the trick of getting me through the chemo weekend largely intact. The nausea has been a complete non-issue twice now. My bounceback is much more robust as well. Given that my prescription schedule extends through Monday night, I am irked by the logeyness and slowed mental acuity going into the post-chemo week, but those aren't too severe. Of course, part of my being a bit 'off' yesterday surely has as much to do with pushing myself to travel on Monday as anything.

Still, yesterday I put in a full day's work at the office while [info]the_child bombed around with [info]elusivem. We all had dinner together as well. I even managed to patch together a good hour of writing and WRPA even through brain fog. No ballooning due to weather issues, but possibly better luck today.

As for writing, I'd like to get this story that I've started completed to first draft in the next day or two. I have to noodle with another concept piece I've agreed to participate in. Then, hopefully by the weekend, back to Sunspin. I really want to make some progress before surgery takes me out of the game for a while, in less than three weeks.

Wake up, brain, wake up!