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Aids - an essay
air pollution Tokyo-Yokohama
American authoritarianism
ants - the invasion


baby in Japan:-

     baby bed delivered
     baby born
     naming ceremony
     baby communicates
     baby communicates - update
     baby anticipates future
     baby's first book
     baby's first word
     baby Pavlovian conditioning
     baby screaming
     baby's bathtime
     baby starts talking
     baby, six months, vocalizing loudly
     baby, seven months, stands, supported
     baby Cornucopia starts day care
     baby Cornucopia's nursery school diet
     baby talking at thirteen months
     baby Cornucopia can now climb stairs
     baby's stats at 15 months

BAMBOO HORSES novel:-

     2004 June 28 - BAMBOO HORSES text - a mess
     spellchecking BAMBOO HORSES

BOO! - brief book review
bullying Japan
cicadas Japan
cockroaches Japan

cancer:-

     brain cancer: initial treatment Dec 2004 - March 2005
     cancer details - cell type
     cancer details - treatment with methotrexate and Ara C
     fourth chemotherapy cycle
     lumbar puncture Ara-C
     routine life with chemotherapy - April 2005
     chemotherapy: hemoglobin problem
     methotrexate impact - blood tests
     cancer in my imagination: old story notes
     chemotherapy: details cannula placement
     chemotherapy: fifth cycle successful
     chemotherapy: health consequences
     cancer in remission
     MRI scan results after chemotherapy
     dental check after chemotherapy
     CANCER PATIENT medical memoir full text

     ... and see radiotherapy

computers:-

     computer use blindness - a connection?

creativity - essay creativity
Crusades - imaginary movie
Downfall

depleted uranium - facts, links
     DU dirty bomb threat

earthquakes Japan:-

     Niigata earthquake October 2004

elementary school Japan:-

     comment on NHK's Kagaijugyō program
     two elementary school games
     teaching kids kanji

Even HandlerTime on Fire
Fahrenheit 9/11
Gangs of New York
golf - first experience

haircuts Japan:-

     haircut Takasaki
     haircut 1,000 yen
     haircut - "parting" in Japanese

hayfever.

Iraq:-

     disturbing images iraq
     Iraq exit strategy
     Iraq torture details

Japanese food:-

     lamb in Japan
     small dead dried flying fish

Kagaijugyō:-

     comment on NHK's Kagaijugyō program
     teaching kids kanji

Israel Palestinians Terrorism Iraq

kanji:-

     teaching kids kanji

kayu

Madam Salami - magic show at kids' party
METASTASIS - inspiration of METASTASIS horror story
mogura
Natsume Soseki

OOLONG MORBLOCK:-

      thinking about the OOLONG MORBLOCK project April 2005
      plot premise for TO FIND AND WAKE THE DREAMER

OpenOffice
paper windows Japan
paper windows Japan more details
Paradise Lost
photochemical smog Tokyo Yokohama

poems embedded in diary:-

     Celebration
     Chemotherapy
     Cryptic
     In the Ruins of my Collapsed Life
     Leashpet
     Mad Angel Brooding
     Methotrexate
     Out Fishing
     Radiotherapy
     Survivorhood
     Twelve Hours Distant

Poems to Last a Lifetime - edited by Daisy Goodwin

poet's life, poetry:-

     Becoming an Internet poet - 2003 in review
     Life as an Internet poet - July 2004
     poet Hugh Cook - his aesthetic introduced
plagiarism
Poindexter DARPA terrorism predictions market
     markets predict the future

print on demand:-

     print on demand program - Hugh's 2005 plan
     POD - first thoughts, first steps, July 2005
      plain text draft to Word document
      uploading novel BAMBOO HORSES to POD site lulu.com
      making cover art with Microsoft Photo Premium 10
      BAMBOO HORSES novel - the print on demand experience
      BAMBOO HORSES on sale via amazon.com - future publishing plans
      CANCER PATIENT uploaded to lulu.com


radiotherapy:-

     radiotherapy: initial steps
     radiotherapy: the mold room
     radiotherapy: radiation therapy orientation
     radiotherapy: discussing side effects
     waiting for radiotherapy to start
     radiation necrosis
     brain radiotherapy: accelerated aging
     the smell of radiation
     losing my hair
     radiation therapy ends - long-term prospects

snot-sucking device (photo!):-

     snot-sucking device

spam:-

     spam hidden text strings
     spam non-hidden text strings
     spam poetry

Takasaki:-

     Takasaki city described

Tarzan Presley

terrorism:-

     terrorism civil liberties
     Britons released from Guantanamo

Tolkien:-

   Tolkien's influence

UK-USA extradition treaty


website:-

   website experience assessed

Webtech ... in initial rough jottings stage

writing:-

     writing original stories
     story ideas from real life
     story ideas from timing changes
      writing a science fiction story
      real news item - imaginative possibility
      creative writing - juxtapositions, sleep deprivation, word lists

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