In this age of rampant consumerism, I have discovered that I am not happy. My Amazon stuff does not make me happy. The new shirt did not make me happy. The books and movies and internet did not make me happy. In fact, if anything between the constant brokeness and the buyer’s remorse I find … More The Zero Spending Month Experiment
I am worried about or culture. And I am ashamed of myself. The whole issue of race in America has gotten so very out of hand that today I actually asked myself whether or not to And I am ashamed of myself. The whole issue of race in America has gotten so very out of … More Good to meet you, Jolyka :Thoughts on the US and race.
The beginnings were mundane enough. One day, I just could no longer put cheese on my burgers. Cheese made me feel awful. Sweaty, hot, nervous, and itchy. Sometimes it made my breath short and my throat itchy. So I just quit asking for cheese on anything. I missed it, sure, but the cost was not … More A Slice of the Anaphylaxis Life
So today, I could have written a deep dark post about my brothers and sisters in Orlando. I have deliberately chosen not too. That tragedy is being very well covered by all the media outlets of the world and with a good deal more eloquence than I can muster, especially as in contemplating this event … More Combat Juggling?!?
What can a gay man from the Deep Stupid South say here? What has not already been said? My thoughts are with my LGBTQIA brothers and sisters in Orlando tonight. Stay strong.
While I must duly note here that I still love and support all those who are different from me, I absolutely loathe awareness months. I have always chipped in in the past when the awareness issue had to deal with something I had to deal with in my life – family, friend, self. But that stops now. … More People are not things – Awareness and HB2
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
I have started a seperate blog where I will be posting content about my exercise, diet, medication, etc program. It will contain more detail oriented and mor ego oriented posts dealing specifically with my health. You can find it at – epipenepigram.wordpress.com. I will still be posting recipes, tips and rants here as well but … More For those who like the more personal touch
So I am going to risk a rant here on Greenville racism. Greenville is actually a very well integrated, multicultural city. We have Germans, Russians, Sufi, Saudis, Hindu, Hispanics, Latinos, French, and more due to the various international and national companies with home bases here. When my partner and I moved here we were both … More Bah humbug. Racism in Greenville, SC this weekend.
So here is why the concept of a “War on Christmas” makes absolutely zero sense. There is a reason it is called Christmas, you know – the word is Latin, Christ + mas. Or rather Christ plus more, and that is precisely how all this mess got started… the Christian beliefs were added to, admixed … More Why “War on Christmas” makes no sense.