Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad dreams of riding the comet's tail

1901 poster for Ben Hur

Huge seas 'once existed on Mars' — Light from a distant shore, indeed.

Possible naked eye comet on the rise — Something to watch out for while on your pre-dawn jog.

Sex & Money, part 2 — Slacktivist on picking and choosing. "The Bible is not a Rulebook for Other People" I'm glad my Christian friends understand that. Too bad about the Christianists who dominate so much of our politics.

Catholic Church Supports Discrimination Against Gays — Speaking of using the Bible as a rulebook for other people.

Elie Wiesel: Carve out an exception to free speech for Holocaust denial"We are in danger of losing the battle for freedom of speech," Mr. Rushdie said. It is being recast as a Western imposition, not a universal human right. Respect is being redefined as agreement, and censorship disguised as a virtuous defence of diversity.

Do We Really Want to Hear Someone Say 'I Was Wrong'?As usual, old 386 to the rescue. Who needs nuance or diversity of experience and opinion, anyway?

?otD: What planet or moon would you visit if you had the chance?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (lower GI follies)
This morning's weigh-in: 226.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 9/10 (sleepless night)
Currently (re)reading: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

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