November 21st, 2011


[links] Link salad for a sleepy post-chemo Monday

My Life as a White Supremacist

Candidates (Except Romney) Gather In Iowa For Doomiest And Gloomiest Debate Of AllAnd so they got their moment — and essentially two hours of prominent Republicans talking about how persecuted Christians are in modern America, and how secularism is out to destroy us all. My friends on the Right confuse persecution by Christians with persecution of Christians. Or perhaps they've never heard of school prayer, Creationism, forced pregnancy, religiously based bullying exemption, "conscience laws" for medical providers and gay bashing as planks of their own party. Or perhaps they're unaware of the percentage of Christians serving in Congress and all levels of government, as compared to any other religious group or atheists. Persecution doesn't mean "when I don't get it all my own way."

Rev. Ed Schneider: The fallacy of ‘modern’ Christianity — Speaking of Christianists.

The Religious Mind Is Morally Compromised: DemonstrationEngaging the audience in a simple experiment, Dan Barker illustrates how the religious mindset is morally compromised. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

GOP Clown College — Heh. (Via [info]danjite.)

?otd: Did your work week start today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 13.00 (solid sleep plus napping)
Weight: 219.2
Currently (re)reading: Making Money by Terry Pratchett


[cancer|personal] Neither wit nor erudition

Neither wit nor erudition seem to abound today in my personal world. I'm off for my Neulasta shot in a few hours, and that's about it for my big plans for the day. Chemo went okay without any irritating side effects so far. The big question is whether last cycle's lower GI eruptions will resume. Only time will tell, and I hope like crazy the answer is "no".

Being stuck in the house without transportation is beginning to really irk. I've cheated with a couple of early morning store runs, a mile or so with little traffic on familiar roads, and even that is exhausting. Still I managed to be part of the Niece's birthday party yesterday after coming off the pump.

Edging closer to the end. Two more to go. I just need to stay healthy enough to avoid another postponement.