November 24th, 2013


[links] Link salad fights for a cause it had long ago forgotten

Everything Is Going SwimminglyScrivener’s Error with various interesting meditations on copyright, self publishing and ebooks, among other things.

If Disney Villains Were Drop Dead Gorgeous, The World Would Not Be The Same — (Thanks to Lezli Robyn.)

DIY Death: Natural, At-Home Funerals And Their Boomer Appeal — (From multiple sources.)

Adventures in Pork Uterus — Mmm. (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Why the Swiss Scorn the Superrich

Texas school board approves all but one science text bookThe exception is authored by someone who testified against Intelligent Design. This is actually progress. Though I am mortally tired of educational policy being dictated by willful idiots who think The Flintstones was a documentary.

How Republicans are sabotaging the ACA, hurting the poor, and driving up costs for the middle classThere's literally no one who is helped by Republican actions. […] This is simply spite, cruelty and take-no-prisoners social darwinism write large. It's sociopathy codified into public policy. And it's mainstream Republican lawmaking in 2013.

?otD: Are you blazing in scarlet battalions?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 241.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)


[personal|cancer] Doing stuff, keeping busy

[info]the_child is off this evening with her aunt and cousin to visit her uncle and his fiancée in the DC area. Thanksgiving week will be relatively quiet hereabouts because of this, though we are apparently doing our damnedest to make up for it.

A very longtime friend of Lisa Costello's is visiting for the week. She arrived yesterday, and will be enjoying both our Thanksgiving dinners with us, Thursday and Saturday.

Tomorrow I have multiple appointments including therapy, lunch with [info]kenscholes and my dad to discuss funeral arrangements, and a visit to a funeral home to talk about cremation and various placement options for a memorial marker. So jolly.

[info]mikigarrison arrives Thursday, also to enjoy both our Thanksgiving dinners, and to spend the Friday between with me and Dad going over my clinical trials options in excruciating detail. Also jolly, but important in any attempts to postpone the funeral.

On the plus side, I knocked down more of my to-do list last week, such as getting the car titles transferred into Mother of the Child's name so they don't get caught up in probate. Yesterday, I went with [info]the_child, [info]mlerules and her cousin J— to hear Peter S. Beagle talk, and see The Last Unicornimdb ], that last through the good offices of a dear friend in California. The forthcoming Thanksgiving dinners promise to be pretty awesome. And week, unless medical necessity intervenes, I am going back to Omaha for one more visit with friends and former colleagues there.

So, yeah. Busy.