You know how JKR insists on giving symbolic names to her characters? And people who consider themselves "in the know" are chuckling merrily over his name: "Fawkes, that's a good one, 'coz he goes up in flames on a regular basis," when they're ignoring the fact that there's a traitor right in Dumbledore's office! Yes, Snape is small potatoes if he does turn out to be bad after all. Fawkes is planning to blow the Wizarding government sky-high! (!!!!11!one!eleventy!!!1!)
Very Barrayaran suggestion for severely disabled babies. I'd like a good long hard look at *that* ethics board. Always in motion, the future is, and -- yeah, it's a screaming debate, especially when Earth's medicine is not Galactic-standard.
Gosh, the US military isn't very fond of Rumsfeld. Or Bush, I think, but they can't say that quite so loud without risking problems for not supporting the Emperor properly when they're in green.
He did deserve a fair trial. But could that have happened?
And parts of the US thinks so too.
Too bad he had to be such a dick about it.
I'm all wound up. It's Sunday, I'm in a reasonable range on my novel (even though it doesn't seem like it), I had a very nice sandwich for brunch, I just spent twenty minutes on the phone with Darkside (alas, my flat!) and the mattress that was rolled up against the scary-book shelf is now half-on my bed, mostly in its nice dark blue protective shell. The proper couch-bed from IKEA shall be forthcoming some other financial period, one after the car is back into full operational status.
There's a bit of a write-in coming up right now, and I'm always up for some socialization and a change of pace. I'm caught up for 50k from yesterday with a total of 6700-odd; now all I have to do is hit 10k and I'm back in business.