November 17th, 2011


[links] Link salad lights out for Powells

A reader reacts to Green — I think they liked it.

Save the Words — They need a good home. (Via [info]danjite.)

Klan Air: 1922 — The Klan had an air force? (Look at the markings on the tail of the plane.)

Huge Lake Could Increase Chance of Life on Jupiter Moon

Gamburtsev 'ghost mountains mystery solved' — Mmm, Antarctica.

Russians are leaving the country in drovesSome chafe at life under Vladimir Putin's rule, but for many others, economic limitations are the prime motivator. Experts say the numbers have reached demographically dangerous levels.

The Brutal Truth About Penn StateThe problem can't be solved by prayer or piety — and it's far more widespread than we think. I have always despised athletic privilege, in part because I was a victim of it during much of my schoolchild years, but the business at Penn State takes athletic privilege to a level of vile insanity.

Welfare for MillionairesA startling new report reveals the billions in government dollars that benefit America’s wealthiest citizens. Every conservative knows that giving money to poor people who desperately need it just encourages them to be lazy. Giving money to rich people who don't need it? That's the American way!

#Occupy: The Tech at the Heart of the Movement — (Snurched from curiosity counts.)

Gods Help Us, St. Louis Did it Right #OWS — (Via [info]drjon.)

Wall Street on guard for Occupy day of action — Hide behind your money, boys. Mayor Bloomberg will always err on the side of wealth.

Has a Harvard Professor Mapped Out the Next Step for Occupy Wall Street? — Another Constitutional Convention? Is Lessig nuts? Given how well organized the Christianist core of the Republican party is, we'd wind up living in a theocratic state with no revenue base. All this "Christian government" stuff is no different than Shariat law, after all.

?otD: Coming to my reading tonight?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (solid)
Weight: 216.4
Currently (re)reading: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett


[writing|cancer] Plowing ahead with books and chemo

Yesterday my oncologist informed me that I had lost all my nose hairs. Full nasal Brazilian, that's me. Which explains the odd booger-to-finger ratio lately, as I commented on my Twitter and Facebook feeds. And the perpetually runny nose. It's like being three years old again. I shall attempt to maintain nasal dignity at tonight's Powell's reading and signing for the release of | LiveJournal ]. Do come if you're in the PDX area. Given that I actually slept well last night, I might even be lively!

The postponed chemo ten of twelve starts tomorrow. I passed my blood tests yesterday, and we discussed whether my ongoing head cold was of concern. So long as I don't run a fever or slide back into GI terror, they're going to plug and run me.

Meanwhile, plans are stirring for the spring. I expect to have the first volume of Sunspin, Calamity of So Long a Life, revised and back to my agent by the beginning of March so it can finally go to market. I have a few travel itineraries coming together. Look for me at RadCon, unless I'm feeling desperately broke in February, with other appearances to be announced.

I don't have my writing brain or my normal life back yet, but I can see them from here. Tonight's reading and signing will be a nice reminder.