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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-01 05:10
Subject: [links] Link salad finds itself living in another part of the world
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Tags:cheese, contests, culture, food, funn, gay, links, personal, politics, science
just because I didn't kill myself, doesn't mean I didn't feel like I was dying — Read this, about the gay college experience, and maybe you'll understand a little of the despair. Sigh.

Don't forget the new caption contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

This is a news website article about a scientific paper — Hahaha. (Snurched from james_nicoll.)

Scientists find rocky planet in the Goldilocks zone of Gliese 581 — In case you missed it. (From numerous sources.)

Trout Lake Cheese Caves — This is cool, and not so far from Portland. Trout Lake is also a locale for a lot of UFO sightings, I believe. And tillyjane and I once got dreadfully lost in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest without ever finding the place.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Fires Unnamed Staffer Who Wrote Gay Slur Online — He did the right thing. No excuses. No temporizing. No "red meat to the base". I don't often have it in me to compliment Republicans, but kudos to Senator Chambliss.

The Sorting Hat: What Kind of Activist Are You? — An interesting metaphor. Worth the read. (Via jimvanpelt.)

White America has lost its mind — More political snark with a bone-serious message.

?otD: Have you ever said to yourself, "My god, what have I done?"

Writing time yesterday: 90 minutes (Kalimpura, WRPA)
Body movement: n/a (terrible sleep, stayed in bed)
Hours slept: 5.0 (badly interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (post-op pain, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Exile Kiss by George Alec Effinger

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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-10-01 14:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have to agree with you about Chambliss (and I say that very infrequently). Took them a little bit to admit it but admit it they did and took the appropriate steps.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-10-01 18:24 (UTC)
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I got lost trying to find Trout Lake once, too. Although I did eventually get there and back.

I was an outsider during my college years (actually, I've been one most of my life), but my outsiderliness was puny compared to what these kids have gone through. My heart simply aches for them. People are just people, people. Really. Why don't the "insiders" understand that?
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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-10-01 20:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I feel really, really sick about these gay kids. The best I can say is that they didn't have to go through what students suspected of being gay did at my alma mater, the University of the West Indies, Mona, did, in my day. That was actual murder attempts. Anyone who spoke against that stupidity was threatened with the same fate, and that included me.
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