Writing is a Sail Boat, And I’m Stuck on the Reefs — Jeremy Tolbert on the white whale that is writer's block.
No Fuel, No Fire — Alex J. Kane riffs on a comment of mine about reading to be a writer.
Skullduggery: verbal mis representations — A fascinating writing class/workshop opportunity from Shanna Germain, if you happen to be in the Portland area.
Video games 13,823, Huck Finn 8,088 — Roger Ebert on reading and what it means to life. And, yes, video games.
Document dematerialization — Ah, the perils of translation. Nuance is a funny thing, especially when you are blissfully unaware of it.
Send A Message Of Hope...Or I'll Thump You — Generosity and cancer. (Via shelly_rae.)
Doping in the Tour de France — Freakonomics on, among other things, lying.
Concept Plane: Supersonic Green Machine — Aviation concept art from APOD.
TrES-2b: Pushing Exomoon Limits — Ok, I'm kind of boggled here. Also, "astroseismology"?
Starfish Prime — High altitude nuclear testing. Ah, Big Science. And to think: we could have had Project Orion!
The Government Has an Online Identity Plan for You — Hmmm.
Cutting Off the Ring — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the gap between public statements about people made online (or in print) and public statements face-to-face. Overheated invective offers your adversaries a way out. You may have the superior argument, but a string of ad hominem allows your opponent to change the subject, and reduces you in his or her eyes, and in the eyes of your unswayed audience. I wish more of the Internet hit squad understood any of this.
?otD: How long could it take, how bad could it be?
Writing time yesterday: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.6
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert