The opening of Endurance can now be read for free at Underwoods — Along with a number of other fine current and forthcoming books. (Endurance will be available next month.)
Mistakes Are Made (but Using the Passive Isn’t One of Them) — More on the (largely American, I think) fixation with the passive voice.
What Is Anger Trying To Tell You About Your Life? — I don’t know about you, but anger is telling I’m afraid of dying of cancer.
Politics and the bugnut Christians — Since Roe vs. Wade, religion and politics have gotten ever more entwined. Instead, we should move on to the truly magical word: American. I believed that “Christianist” is the word you’re looking for, at least with respect to the science-denying, forced pregnancy enthusiasts all over the television and the GOP primary field.
Is Obama the Antichrist? Apparently not — Well, I’m glad that’s settled.
Rick Perry, King of the Unlimited-Money Groups — Good thing Republicans are such staunch supporters of clean, fair elections, as witnessed by their Herculean efforts against non-existent voter fraud. Otherwise I might be worried about all this free, invisible money being spent on Perry’ behalf.
?otD: Do you shiver through the gale?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.0 hour (on chemo)
Hours slept: 12.0 hours (10 hour overnight, interrupte, plus napping)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh before I ate)
Currently reading: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee