Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad contemplates the Acme catalog

A review of Is Anybody Out There? — Including comments on my story, "Permanent Fatal Errors".

The Limits of Knowledge, Part I: Point of View — An interesting squib on the constraints of science and (ultimately) worldbuilding from Science In My Fiction.

Looney Tunes background paintings — Mmm. Pronoun trouble.

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor — The hospitalists who saw my mother in the cardiac ward at Kaiser Sunnyside were, frankly, idiots. They functioned as sole gatekeepers on the ward, and they did it quite badly. Reading the wrong patient charts, badly garbling the specialist info and test results, and not taking the time to listen. And that was on the good days. This is an improvement? (Thanks to my Dad.)

Sister Margaret’s ChoiceWe finally have a case where the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy is responding forcefully and speedily to allegations of wrongdoing. But the target isn't a pedophile priest. Rather, it's a nun who helped save a woman’s life Abortion to save a desperately ill woman's life? Excommunication! Serial child rape? ˇProtective transfer out of the charging jurisdiction and years of footdragging and witness tampering. That's moral leadership for you.

Rove Finally Admits That Bush Really Blew It During Katrina — Honesty, long after the fact. Ah, the ethics of conservatism.

?otD: What's your favorite Looney Tunes cartoon?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

Tags: culture, funny, healthcare, links, personal, politics, process, religion, reviews, science, stories

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