Retrograde Mars — Believe me, buddy, I know the feeling.
Hayabusa returns — Actual space science on the hoof.
Coming To Terms With A 'debilitating Energy Stalemate — It's tempting to think that conservative policymakers, if nothing else, would care about American competitiveness on the global stage -- a concept that has no ideological bias. Republicans should take note, then, that as the rest of the world invests heavily in clean-energy technology -- and we don't -- our trade deficit worsens, and jobs and industries that could grow here, have no choice but to go elsewhere. I wish someone would explain to me in simple terms why conservatives are so consistently opposed to alternative energy research, which seems to me to be right up their alley in terms of American competitiveness, independence and technical leadership.
The Jefferson Bible — This came up in family table talk at my parents' anniversary lunch yesterday. I wonder how this squares with the Right's glorious vision of the Founders and their original intent? Also, I don't suppose Jefferson's Bible is any different in principle from The Conservative Bible Project. Biblical inerrancy, where is thy sting? (And yes, godless, liberal-progressive me did just link to Conservapedia.)
Saul Alinsky's comes to the Tea Party — Roger Ebert with a brief squib on Saul Alinsky. I will note that without reference to any particular ideological frame that his rules for radicals are a blueprint for someone who either doesn't have meaningful principles to defend or lacks the ability to defend the principles they do have on the merits.
?otD: Why is a duck?
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.0 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 228.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10
Currently (re)reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett