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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-07 05:29
Subject: [links] Link salad heads out for a rare change
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Tags:cancer, child, culture, gay, health, healthcare, links, personal, politics, tech
Dads' Depression Linked to Kids' Behavior Problems — Well, duh. And this is one of the thing I worry a great deal about for [info]the_child; how my illness and my own responses to it distort her world.

Social Construction, Deviance, and What Time is it Again? — A squib on Daylight Savings Time from Sociological Images. I still don't buy all the moaning people do every year. Even if your sleep cycle is backloaded, go to bed an hour earlier. No different from staying up an hour later to see an evening movie or finish a book.

U.S. Navy fires the railgun that can shoot a missile 100 miles at eight times the speed the sound for the 1,000th time — Not to be confused with Big Bertha, of course.

J. Edgar Hoover Unmasked — I thought that horrid old closeted homophobic blackmailer had been unmasked years ago. He's right up there with Roy Cohn and Nancy Reagan on my list of Great American Mistakes Who Richly Deserve to Be Vilified in History. (And oddly, none of them was a liberal-progressive...)

Standing in the Schoolhouse Door — Conservative America shows its true colors yet again down in the Deep South. The amazing thing is these people have no shame whatsoever.

Deadbeat Rep. Joe Walsh, Who Owes $100k In Child Support, Receives ‘Pro-Family’ Award From Family Research Council — Yep, family values on the hoof. Honestly, you people are idiots. Does this even have a rational explanation in conservativeland?

?otD: Where are you going today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (badly interrupted)
Weight: 221.6
Currently (re)reading: Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-11-07 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, the clocks going back.
I love this time of year. I am not a fan of bright, hot, shiny days. I like the cool and the dimness. I'm not a vampire, I'm just not a summer person, and I know I'm in a minority. (I have summer SAD, in fact, which does exist but is largely denied or derided.)
But, all the same, sometimes I want to stand up and make myself heard against all the endless voices clamouring for hot! bright! as both good and a necessity.
People, I do sympathise, I do understand. I know some of you have Winter SAD, I know that's serious.
But you aren't the only opinion out there and some of us are the other way round and we listen to and support you all the time. Please let us have a little space too.
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mlerules: Brain
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-11-07 16:46 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
OMSI for BodyWorlds featuring The Brain!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-11-09 21:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My apologies. I was wrong about the effects. I guess I've always been someone with a lot of control over their sleep cycle, so DST doesn't even blip me.

What happens to you if you stay up late for a party? Does it disrupt you the same way?

And completely agreed about DST. I understand the history of it, but it seems pointless today.
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