Only slightly better last night, and constricted breathing this morning, so it's a good thing I didn't jaunt off to New York!
Free Will Astrology
Uncle Rob sez: "I've been asked by the leaders of the Piscean Support Group to pat you on the back -- and add a tender, friendly kick in the butt while I'm at it -- in celebration of your recent promise to leave your safety zone. They're a bit worried that you'll be so enamored of the new reserve of courage you've discovered lurking in your depths that you won't muster the incentive to actually use that courage to its hilt. Please prove them wrong. Show us all what it's like for a sensitive soul with a lyrical heart to seek raw adventure in virgin territory. "
And about Aries, which often applies to me as well: "Beware of people who act like polite jerks or tone-deaf music critics or emotionally numb lovers. While they may be able to teach you a lot about what you don't need, they're not worthy candidates for enduring relationships. Now let's turn our attention to the question of who exactly does belong on your future team. What encouraging voices should you draw into your inner sphere? What smart adventurers should be solicited as staunch allies? Which respectful helpers should be rewarded for the good influences they've had on you? It's an excellent time to make those determinations. "
Via Jonathan Carroll's blog: "Where a man's wound is, that is where his genius will be. Wherever the wound appears in our psyches, whether from an alcoholic father, shaming mother, shaming father, abusing mother, whether it stems from isolation, disability or disease, that is precisely the place for which we will give our major gift to the community."
A Bit of Beauty
Beautiful delicate eggshell art.
Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Scientists Model Words as Entangled Quantum States in our Minds
* Fish with a transparent head!
* Marvell Plans $100 Computer Inside a Wall Plug
* WETA turns a woman into a mermaid. No, for real.
Lunch and grantwriting with swashbucklr. Possibly some other applications and suchlike as well. Get all the grubby nonfic out of the way.