A meeting of solitudes — Roger Ebert follows up his recent post on loneliness with a meditation on the responses he received.
In Chengdu, China, Remaking Sichuan Food — Having eaten in Chengdu, hmmm. (Thanks to Dad.)
Augmented Reality Goggles — New video glasses can produce dazzling special effects, but who'll wear them? Dept. of SF come to life.
Jonathan Storm: Alaska in Her Shadow — On Sarah Palin's new reality tv show. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, and sometimes the jokes are on all of us.
This Week in Innocence: Why the Hell is Kenny Hulshoff Still Practicing Law? — Law and order conservatism, where some innocent go to jail that the rest us might feel safer. Unless you happen to be one of those innocents, of course. Why do so many conservatives never think they will be the one indefinitely jobless, or gravely ill without healthcare coverage, or falsely arrested, or... I've argued before that the conservative mindset is fundamentally a failure of empathy. Stories like this only reinforce that view. (Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars.)
?otD: What was your favorite con badge, ever?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (medical follies, convention time)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 245.0
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 5/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books