Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…

I’m one of those hopeless nostalgics, the ones who lament about the fading away of the “good old days” and desperately, futilely tried to bring them back or recreate them somehow. Bah! ¬†Humbug. ūüėČ I think I’m finally beginning to embrace the newest Turn of the Century. ¬†In fact, I’m almost beginning to feel comfortable … More Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…

Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue 

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¬†

iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerable 

It’s been almost nine months since that fateful September day when I had finally had it up to here (points to the chin or the eyebrows, or somewhere in between) with my iPhone 5. Its agonizing decline was so gradual and, well, agonizing that I felt compelled to write about it at the time, since … More iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerable¬†

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. ¬†And I screw up electronics.

I was born in the later ’70s, which means that I did most of my growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. The technology of the time was bigger, bulkier, and more rudimentary. I loved it. I could make anything work. ¬†I hooked up my Nintendo and VCR to separate channels on TV, which also … More I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. ¬†And I screw up electronics.

Mercury retrograde 

From the earth, it looks like Mercury is traveling backwards. ¬†Back in the day, when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe, that’s what they thought it was doing. Today, we all know that Mercury doesn’t travel backwards. ¬†However, it still withdraws its normally-outward energies inward, inverting them, and some would … More Mercury retrograde¬†

Sometimes, if you hang in there long enough, the seemingly impossible happens 

It’s been an exciting past few weeks! ¬†There seems to be never a dull moment. ¬†(Was that even grammatically correct?) Some of y’all know that my partner is legally blind. ¬†The best anyone can guess is that it happened by way of chromosomal damage due to his father’s exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam … More Sometimes, if you hang in there long enough, the seemingly impossible happens¬†