(Hormones have probably taken over a little, at least toward the end, but I have no way of knowing for sure, so don’t mind me. It would be nice to know when they rear their ugly heads, though, so that I could maybe enforce temporary moratoriums (moratorii?) on my blogging until they’ve passed. But even … More Happy Mercury retrograde!
Remember the childhood book called “C.L.U.T.Z.” from the early 1980s? Sort of like C3PO meets The Jetsons? I’m getting old, so I do. In case you’re not, or you had more of a life than I did, I’ll set the scene (no spoilers). It was a lighthearted-and-eerily-prophetic rendition of what has almost become modern reality … More The world that science fiction forgot
Meh, screw it. 😉 I did a little digging to find out what progress (if any) had transpired in the medical/research community and at first, I was going to update the previous post with my findings, but it got a little longer than expected, so I decided to do a separate “Part 2” post instead. … More Morgellons Disease ~ An Update
She walked into the clinic one day, with two folders tucked under her arm. She pulled one out. “This is my official medical file.” Official…? It contained our standard New Patient intake questionnaires, filled out completely, although vague in some places, and some prior laboratory tests from a couple different doctors, both conventional and specialty. … More Morgellons Disease ~ a real-life X-file
Hi and welcome to the 2017 edition of the United States’ Independence Day! First, I must congratulate all of the awesome fellow bloggers who are using the correct term in their Independence Day-themed posts! Independence Day in the US is not “the 4th of July” any more than Christmas Day is “the 25th of December” … More Patriot (head)games
In writing my last post, I realized that there’s another side to this whole societal stratification thing: I inadvertently left out the ones who usually get left out of the conversation. Oops. My bad. Didn’t mean to do that. The oversight is especially surprising because this latter group is the one of which I’m a … More Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue
(Quick preface note: when I speak of rich vs poor, I’m not trying to drive a wedge between statuses–I.e., class warfare–nor do I take a judgmental view toward the poor of any kind, period. We ourselves have been living month to month for the past seven years, so I can honestly say: I get it, … More Stratification
Evidence is mounting that nicotine might be the next “smart drug”. Yep, that’s right. Except that you won’t hear that – ever – touted in the US. Why not? I’m not sure–at least, I don’t have anything I can prove. But I have my theories. But I’ll get to those later. Let’s start dispelling myths. … More Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong
Let’s say you’re in the same boat as my partner and me. We live in the US. We have no health insurance. We couldn’t afford health insurance. Affordable group plans are not available to us (we’re self-employed). We couldn’t afford (and frankly, don’t need or want) the lowest-tier “bronze”-level insurance plan. We don’t qualify for … More No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?
Dear Twitter and Firefox: Stop it. I don’t know which one of you started it. But I’m pretty sure that you’re both at least partially to blame. In a previous post, I discussed my disgust with constant technology upgrades, and how they screw users in favor of device manufacturers and advertising firms. I totally understand … More Dear Twitter and Firefox – Stop It