October 2nd, 2011


[links] Link salad shakes from the blast

The opening of Endurance can now be read for free at Underwoods — Along with a number of other fine current and forthcoming books. (Endurance will be available next month.)

Mistakes Are Made (but Using the Passive Isn’t One of Them) — More on the (largely American, I think) fixation with the passive voice.

What Is Anger Trying To Tell You About Your Life? — I don’t know about you, but anger is telling I’m afraid of dying of cancer.

Politics and the bugnut ChristiansSince Roe vs. Wade, religion and politics have gotten ever more entwined. Instead, we should move on to the truly magical word: American. I believed that “Christianist” is the word you’re looking for, at least with respect to the science-denying, forced pregnancy enthusiasts all over the television and the GOP primary field.

Is Obama the Antichrist? Apparently not — Well, I’m glad that’s settled.

Rick Perry, King of the Unlimited-Money Groups — Good thing Republicans are such staunch supporters of clean, fair elections, as witnessed by their Herculean efforts against non-existent voter fraud. Otherwise I might be worried about all this free, invisible money being spent on Perry’ behalf.

?otD: Do you shiver through the gale?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.0 hour (on chemo)
Hours slept: 12.0 hours (10 hour overnight, interrupte, plus napping)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh before I ate)
Currently reading: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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