A heart that raised battleships

If you can’t respect the government, respect the people. If the Queen is corrupt, at least find something to admire in her soldiers.

The heart, for example. A muscle that beat nonstop every second of every day since 1920, almost a century’s relentless rearguard against entropy itself. Three billion beats in that time; four supertankers filled to the brim; two battleships lifted clear of the ocean

Peter Watts on the death of his mother.

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  1. I.

    OT, but this new skin is crap. The sidebar hides half of what you write half the time, and two thirds of what I am trying to write here right now.

    Do simple. Do good. Don’t make me go greasemonkey on your ass again.

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