Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
Six Months On ...
... In a Smaller, Darker World, we remember — Earlier entry
Update: Websnark's appreciation
Election Day — NSW State Election 2007
Whatever happens, it's been nice to be able to (try and) say "Premier Iemma, the Member for Lakemba", simply from a tongue-twisting perspective
Quick News, plus Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary
Am working on a Family Photo DVD project, and trying to do some other non-computer-related things, so I haven't added stuff here.
Also got some more worrying medical news, there's a growth of some sort in one of my eyes. It might be a secondary cancer from the breast cancer, it could be a separate melanoma, or it may be a simple kind of mole. Having had this now diagnosed by one specialist, I am going to a more specialised specialist to try and sort that out. Desperately hoping that I won't have to get back onto the medical merry-go-round. See some links in a separate post.
Did do one nice thing — turned out even better than I'd hoped, and I enjoyed it a lot. Walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, timed to coincide with the Aboriginal smoking ceremony around sunset. It was beautifully done, as was the lighting afterwards. The sunset hope didn't work out because it was a dull & overcast day, but the trip over & everything else worked well — in fact I'm wondering if I shouldn't have tried the ferry after all.
Here's one of the newspaper photos:
And some links about it:
Eye problem — some links
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Ocular Oncology
Kellogg Institute, Uni Michigan - Intraocular Melanoma www.kellogg.umich.edu/ patientcare/ conditions/ intraocular.melanoma.html
National Retina Institute - Eye Health Library
Handbook of Ocular Disease Management
www.revoptom.com/ HANDBOOK/ sect5j.htm
www.cancer.gov/ cancertopics/ pdq/ treatment/ intraocularmelanoma/ healthprofessional
www.merck.com/ mmhe/ sec20/ ch234/ ch234j.html
Eternal Vigilance: Business Pushes Back Against Regulation
Business Pushes Back Against Regulation
Sunday March 11, 5:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The push by business interests to ease the laws and rules laid down in response to the 2002 corporate scandals is getting a serious hearing in Washington that is giving the idea heightened visibility.