politics

It turned out to be a pretty productive day, in the end. I got half the sub-plot written in, and another 12 or 13 pages on the manuscript will actually get it up to the page count it’s contracted for. That’d be nice, although I’m not so far off that it’s really critical. Should finish […]

*bursts into tears* I can’t believe we won. *waits on a knife’s edge to see what happens in Alaska*

I’m off to a very slow start today. I slept badly, having dreams about the election what certainly seemed like all bloody night long, only interrupted when I got up to go to the bathroom, came back to bed, and tried to locate the pillow that had gone missing but instead poked Ted in the […]

I think I am feeling better. I went for a walk this afternoon instead of taking a nap, which is what I’ve been doing for the last several days, and I actually feel like I have at least a few crumbs of energy to spare. It’s astonishing how much better ‘vaguely normal’ feels. o.O Also–possibly […]

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet lieutenant colonel, correctly interpreted a satellite early warning system’s notification that the United States had launched a nuclear attack on the USSR as a false alarm, and chose not to pursue the line of doctrine that would have assured mutual destruction. Petrov doesn’t consider himself a hero. […]