Three weeks post-chemo — From a fellow cancer survivor on a similar journey to mine. A lot for me to think about here.
1961 Panhard PL17 — If I had a stupid amount of money, I'd buy this car for the sheer WTFery.
Dark Energy: Calibrating Standard Candles — Centauri Dreams with some cool space science geekery.
The Slesarev "Svyatogor", experimental Russian aircraft, circa 1916 — If Fred Flinstone had built an airplane, it might have looked like this.
Partisanship hits California Assembly over Schwarzenegger's lt. governor pick — Without respect to the merits of the story, that's easily the stupidest headline since "This Just In: Sun Rises in East!"
How Christian Were the Founders? — More on textbooks in Texas and Christanist mythmaking. These people have learned Stalin's lessons about truth. What precisely do they think they are accomplishing? American strength wasn't built on narrow minds and closed doors. I'd prefer not to end my days in a Third World quasitheocracy, thank you very much.
Justice Clinton? — An odd little bit of political speculation regarding possible Supreme Court succession. I can't imagine it personally, given how deeply the Right has invested in demonizing Clintons in general and Hillary in particular. If she were nominated, the country would go into absolute vapor lock while Republican nihilism ran amok.
Them there I's — Language Log on the ridiculous "Obama says 'i' too much" meme on the Right. This one's been percolating for a while, and like most conservative talking points, doesn't stand up to even a shred of first order analysis. Confidential to conservative America: When you guys lap this stuff up, it makes the rest of us wonder how you get out of bed in the morning without tripping over your own feet. Try fixating on something substantive. Or, you know, real.
?otD: How do you sleep? Show your work.
Writing time yesterday: 75 minutes (revisions on Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 (poorly)
This morning's weigh-in: 225.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10
Currently reading: [between books]