Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Author’s Note

Dear friends, I learned a hard lesson today. That lesson is that I cannot be the person I wanted to be. 20 plus years ago I was bitten by a tick. I came down with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and I spent some time in a hospital. For the next 17 years I was subject … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Author’s Note

Labels again, smdh

So as an autist – Aspergers – who does not always consider the rule set of ANY culture to be locked in stone, I always figured that I was fairly assumption free. I accept everybody as people – not as hybrid people/things. Anyone who introduces themselves to me as a label before they use their … More Labels again, smdh

The Invisibly Ill

Chronic illness is something of a Catch 22 and a dangerous one at that. You are expected to take care of yourself, to eat well, to behave according to your local societal norms – be that by stringing seashells through your labia or scrotal sack as in the case of some Pacific Island cultures or … More The Invisibly Ill

Opting Out of The Consumer Christmas Cycle -Links to my preferred gift giving charities

Hello, all. I am opting out of the gift giving cycle this year. Those who feel they owe me something for whatever reason are invited to give to the following charities in my name instead. Here are quick links to my preferred charities. UN SYRIAN REFUGEE FUND : donate.unhcr.org/syria DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/ccupdate.cfm THE WOUNDED … More Opting Out of The Consumer Christmas Cycle -Links to my preferred gift giving charities

RANT WARNING – People are not things – revisited, again.

This is a short rant, perhaps not long enough to really be a blog, but too long for Facebook or Twitter. I am really saddened by all the label shit. There is so much division in search of something real which should be simple – love and humanity. I know it’s probably not intended that … More RANT WARNING – People are not things – revisited, again.

“Everything free” Burrito/Taco filler – GF, SF, dairy, corn, grain free

Here is an intermediate recipe for those who have the time to invest. This is basically a crock pot recipe although my abuela used to make the same stuff in a large covered cast iron pot. Either way you will need eight hours of prep time for the kidney beans – or buy them pre-cooked. … More “Everything free” Burrito/Taco filler – GF, SF, dairy, corn, grain free