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The F-word

February 18, 2011

Fibromyalgia. There. I’ve said it. The F-word. Fibromyalgia. Today, I again wake in pain, a vague ache that feels like the flu, minus the puking. All-over ache, and, fatigue. The fatigue is funny; it ebbs then strikes me down. Ebbs, then kicks me hard. The pain, it meanders around my body, popping up in my [...]

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ZZZZzzzzzz. Not.

January 16, 2011

I am so very tired, but cannot get to sleep. My head is zooming, thinking of this and that, designing little things, having mock conversations with folks. This has been going on for many nights now. The natural world out there is noisier, with the water constantly dripping from the snow melting off the roof. [...]

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Opt Out

November 15, 2010

Remember those X-ray glasses we longed for as children? The advertisements were in the back of comic books: See right through clothes! The TSA has those now. They cost $100,000 a set* and are in use in airports throughout the United States (and have been in use in some airports since 2008). Next time you [...]

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They Shall Own Us

October 25, 2010
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Be Afraid, Very Afraid

October 22, 2010

These days I am terribly bothered by the prevalence of encouragement to BE AFRAID. I know this has been going on for awhile, and ramped-up a thousand-fold at 9/11. And it’s always been over-the-top, but OH MY GOSH things are out of hand. There’s an election coming up, and I attended the Candidates’ Forum held [...]

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Not Now

September 7, 2010

I need to chime in here and say that living in the here and now, is not always what it’s touted to be. See, I was very much in the moment, when the big, steel pipe came crashing down upon my wrist–crack! I was just standing there, marveling at the blue sky and the fresh [...]

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Off With Her . . .

July 11, 2010

I had thought that this month’s NaBloPoMo theme of “Saved” would be a perfect one for me to use for exploring my own proclivity for acquiring and preserving odd bits. And, I suppose it still is. It’s just that I keep meandering off into thoughts of the things that I have lost—quite the opposite of [...]

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Going down?

May 24, 2010

So a woman gets on the elevator and she asks, “Are we all going to the same place?” Honestly, I am flummoxed. It’s just the two of us in the elevator and she is carrying a large pillow under her arm. I don’t know how the pillow contributes to my confusion, but it does. So [...]

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quiet on this front

October 2, 2008

No updates lately … keep thinking I am going to upgrade my WordPress and since I backed up my files a week ago, uh, haven’t wanted to post anything that I might lose if the upgrade goes south — which the last one I did, did.

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Four & Twenty Blackbirds: some good things about the season

September 4, 2008

Kim and Lucy were over to the house last night, and we had an amazing meal–which deliciously accommodated all our menu proclivities: no wheat, garlic, onion, beets, beans, or spicy-hot items. Herb-rubbed blackened salmon, heirloom tomatoes with a fennel-thyme sauce, good ole rice, and then vanilla bean ice cream which appeared out of nowhere (from [...]

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