A doctor talks about medical billing — is the procedure worth it even if you need to default on the hospital bill and declare personal bankruptcy? Well, if it means the difference between life and death, I think it probably is, and I don't know who wants to argue that it isn't. Or, if you're a Republican, you can barter chickens.
Fingerspitzengefühl — Language Log on the Netherlands, Switzerland and language integration.
From ships to bits — Common carriage is an ancient idea being applied to a modern problem—internet access. A squib on the history of regulation. (Via Scrivener's Error, complete with the usual interesting comments there.)
Are You Straight If You're Celibate? — More on the Right's darling little obsessions with forcing government ever deeper into your private life.
?otD: What? Huh?
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 (badly interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 230.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold