Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad polishes that faint sheen

The greatest science-fiction story ever written — My friend ericjamesstone in Nature. Very much worth a couple of minutes of your time.

Meat: Grab a Fistful Today — Classic advertising from Vintagraph. Work-safe. Really. I swear.

Star Trails and the Captain's Ghost APOD gets all Halloween on us.

Zombie — WW II bomber nose art.

In Icy Tip of Afghanistan, War Seems Remote — Interesting. I would love to visit here. (Thanks to Dad.)

Warrior Nation — In modern, American, the old men sending young men off to die have little experience of war. Of course, this is the country where a successful draft dodger manged to tar a decorated war hero as a coward in a recent election, so why would that be surprising? (Via Scrivener's Error.)

American Noir: Arizona anti-Immigrant Law penned by Private Prison Industry, says NPR — Yep. Definitely grassroots here.

Republican Victory, Conservative LossI had assumed that the near-total, staggering failure of the Bush administration and movement conservative complicity in that failure would force significant changes. Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the GOP's stakes in the forthcoming election.

?otD: Charlie or Martin?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (medical follies)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

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