Experiences with E-texts

I haven't completely updated my reading list, but I put aside Conan Doyle in favor of A.E. van Vogt's The Voyage of the Space Beagle. I "checked it out" via the Greater Phoenix Digital Library. I read quite a few etexts for someone without a portable reader. A List Apart had an article on web … Continue reading Experiences with E-texts

Mostly about diets…

Why Dreams Mean Less Than We Think - TIME Fewer Calories (Carbs, Protein or Fat) Are Called Weight-Loss Key - NYTimes.com:The real question for researchers, Dr. Sacks said, is what are the biological, psychological or social factors that influence whether a person can stick to any diet.Might have something to do with how full the … Continue reading Mostly about diets…

Toast with brain jam.

Three days into NaNoWriMo.  I've done 2500+ words all three days.  This is a lot for me, but it's a pace that will give me room for things like league finals and the Thanksgiving holiday.  If I can keep it up.  So far, writing with this sort of abandon is as fun, exhilarating, scary and … Continue reading Toast with brain jam.

The other day, I linked an article that went on vaguely about weight loss and exercise and...well, it seemed like a muddled mess to me. Normal for most science reporting. Luckily, SportsGeezer had a link to the LA Times which covered the same bit with more clarity. But I still have a problem.Their headline is: … Continue reading

*sigh*

Meredith Corporation Mediaroom - News Releases:What Women Do to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle*  Drink more water (80%)  Eat more fruits and vegetables (70%)  Read nutritional labels (49%)  Avoid foods that are high in fat (47%)  Make a conscious effort to lower calorie intake (44%)  Watch my sugar intake (44%) … Continue reading *sigh*

Morning Reading: Not quite as brain dead today…

CarlZimmer.com: Articles: What is a Species?:Perhaps it is the Latin that gives species names the whiff of absolute certainty and that has misled the public into thinking the rules were simple.If you accept that science is never certain or simple, you have a better time of it. You also realize that's the beauty of it. … Continue reading Morning Reading: Not quite as brain dead today…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

I got to thinking about body image the other day.  While standing in front of the mirror, of course, and contemplating my...shape.  Was I a little thicker around the middle these day?  It *looked* that way.  But perception is unreliable.  The scale told me I hadn't gained any weight, and my clothes are fitting no … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall…