“…the bombshells of my daily fears explode”: Links for October 4

“…the bombshells of my daily fears explode”: Links for October 4

Some good news this week on the medical front: my GI doctor was able to speak to doctors at Penn and Jefferson and is sending them my records for review. So I may be getting two second opinions. And my interventional radiologist has been consulting with vascular surgeons at the hospital to investigate alternate ways of getting my portal vein open. So we've...

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It’s Decorative Gourd Season: Links for 2019-09-27

It’s Decorative Gourd Season: Links for 2019-09-27

It's decorative gourd season, motherfuckers. I stress-anxiety-bought a bunch of new inks and inexpensive pens this week and I am not the least bit sorry. Revolution on the Installment Plan This piece from Jessa Crispin about those financial disclosure articles we all love to get judgemental about makes a really good point: the media outlets aren't that out...

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“Get the steps all right but the words go wrong” – Links for 2019-09-20

“Get the steps all right but the words go wrong” – Links for 2019-09-20

I know, it's been a while. Life's been hectic and hard this summer, more about it in next week's Weeknotes post. My garden is winding down for the year. I'm going to have to dig out the hyssop, as it's really not doing well, and the liatris, which just gets too top heavy and I can't be bothered to stake them. So I'll have some free space in the middle back...

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“You were always getting ashes in the eggs” – Links for 2019-05-03

“You were always getting ashes in the eggs” – Links for 2019-05-03

My procedure last week went really well. I got my stent out and we've identified the root cause of the fluid buildup (portal vein thrombosis) and I have a bunch of doctor appointments to start tackling that. I had a paracentesis earlier this week and that's given me some relief, but considering that my previous one was only 3 weeks ago, I have concerns...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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