November 14th, 2011


[links] Link salad hears a high, lonesome sound

Before and After: Portraits from Dathun — What a month of meditation can do to the face.

Boys, Social Control, and School Dress Codes — Ah, gendering.

Observations | Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs

Waterfall, Moonbow, and Aurora from Iceland — A gorgeous photo from APOD.

JAW DROPPING Space Station time lapse!

Bullying As Religious Practice — More on Christianist attempts to exempt themselves from anti-bullying laws. Because these days in Evangelical America, "love thy neighbor as thyself" apparently means "loathe thy neighbor as thyself." (Via [info]lillypond.)

Newly Released Transcripts Show a Bitter and Cynical Nixon in ’75 — He certainly made the rest of us bitter and cynical. Why not share the wealth? (Thanks to Dad.)

The Republican Party's time has come— and gone — As evidenced by the clowns who are running in the GOP primary, among other things. Well, yes, but good luck with that.

?otD: Do you feel like king of the hill?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: n/a (too sick)
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh)
Currently (re)reading: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett


[cancer] State of the Jay, continuing illness edition

I've taken today off work to continue rest and healing. If I'm not in good shape by Friday, we may have to skip chemo again, and that's going to wreak an unholy mess with the treatment schedule for the rest of the year. I am currently experiencing a quiescent but not well-behaved lower GI, a vast improvement over the past two weeks. However, the head cold threatens to worsen, which causes its own problems. The tea burns are healing, and I've been sleeping a lot, so the overall fatigue is about what it (sadly) should be.

Back at the Day Jobbe tomorrow, with a weather eye on my continued health or lack thereof.


[personal] What I am thankful for

I've been reading [info]scalzi's posts on thankfulness with interest. In many respects, our lives are very, very different, but we also have some strong similarities.

For my part, with brevity, I am thankful for [info]the_child. I am thankful for my readers and the industry that puts my books out to all of you. I am thankful to my family and friends and doctors and nurses and staff who continue to see me through my cancer journey. I am thankful for each day I'm still alive. I am thankful for all the places I've been and things I've seen and done. I am thankful that people want to hear what I have to say, and listen to me. I am thankful for you.

What are you thankful for?