Offhand Flourishing — Art guru James Gurney on an art form of which I had never heard. I don't think there's a writerly equivalent to this one.
Storied American jetliner languishes in obscurity — in South Korea — Sic air transit gloria mundi.
Do We Travel to Get There or Get There to Travel? — Measuring the utility of travel. I'm an outlier on this particular bell curve.
Anonymous Doc with some observations on what it means to die of cancer — [T]here are still a lot of diseases that don't discriminate, that don't care how good your doctors are and how much money you have. You still lose. Interesting. And, um, yeah.
The Economics of a Space Infrastructure — Centauri Dreams on mining the sky.
Everything You Need to Know About Wikileaks — Two experts lay out the facts surrounding the controversy.
"Forbidden" Archaeology — Anatomies of scam. As lt260 said, "His subject matter pertains to archaeology but it could easily, and he states this, apply to politics, creationism, tea bagging, [or] economics." My favorite example of this, by the way, is Formenko's New Chronology, which, not to put too fine a point on it, is every bit as intellectually and culturally bugfuck as Creationism or Flat Earthism. (Thanks to lt260.)
?otD: Particle man: What's he like?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.00 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 250.8
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books