Writer's Risk — Steve Perry on the risks of success and reader identification. (Via Year of the Word.)
Today's college kids lack empathy — Compared to 30 years ago, it's all about me now, study finds. Kids today. Hey, get off my lawn!
xkcd on Geeks and Nerds — Whatever happened to biting the heads off live chickens? Or did those guys become media consultants?
Fainted after macerating — Hahaha. Not utterly worksafe, but nothing that should trip a keyword filter.
Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of Rig — Hmm.
Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it — The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades. (Thanks to lil_shepherd.)
Pray for the First Amendment — Repeat after me, kids. Freedom of religion means freedom from religion. Any other way iies madness, especially for the faithful. See portolan for a cogent argument of this point.
?otD: What soldier do you most admire?
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 235.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue, GI distress)
Currently (re)reading: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett