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Sunday, April 18, 2004

Saturday April 17, 2004. The bus strike is over; buses will run again on Monday.

I suspect I'll continue walking to some places I used to ride the bus to. (At least, in good weather.)

***Mnstf meeting at Carol Kennedy and Jonathan Adams's -- within easy walking distance.

I bought along Poul Anderson's _Homens Sem Mundo_; the title isn't a literal translation into Portuguese of _No World of Their Own_ (aka _The Long Way Home_). It included a list of other sf from the same publisher. For twelve out of fifteen, I could figure out what the English-language original had been.

The people who I thought might do better looked at the list, didn't get more than I had.

There was good food (much of which I probably shouldn't have been eating.) Good conversations.

And one overheard conversation which led me to put into words this rule of fan politics:

If you're sure you're part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
This may surprise some people:

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 16-Apr-2004
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
High-fat fast-food breakfast produces rush of inflammatory factors into blood stream, UB study finds
A breakfast of Egg McMuffin and hash browns may taste good, but its high-fat, high-carbohydrate content wreaks havoc in the body's blood vessels, University at Buffalo endocrinologists have found.
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
This prediction, made about any President and any issue, is doomed to fail:

Despite all this — and maybe it's pure defensiveness — I still believe that in 20 years, no one will doubt that Bush did the right thing.
From the UK edition of Google News:
Scientists discover autism link to male brain
Independent - 7 hours ago
Scientists claim that dramatic new evidence shows that autism may be just an extreme version of the male brain - suggesting the condition may be entirely genetic rather than environmental.
Study suggests link between high testosterone and autism Sunday Herald
Dramatic New Evidence Supports Autism Theory The Scotsman
The Australian

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