So yes, I now know the approximate date of my demise and that is certainly an attitude adjuster. These days I treasure each sunrise, I fear each sunset, I have quit buying things as shipping time has become an issue, or just owning the thing a problem, I just realized I will probably never see … More Whoopee, we’re all gonna die!
While there were no car chases, bomb blasts, or terrorists, this was certainly a day from Hell. I began my day far too early, after a 5 am bedtime, I was awakened by the mailman pounding on the door at 6:01 am (despite the signs mentioning this is a night shift household) and demanding that … More If this day were any longer it would be an episode of 24.
(TL;DR – Love wins. Now read the whole thing.) Okay, let’s talk a bit about love versus fear. For me, the holidays are always hard and I tend to make myself and everyone else around me completely miserable, so this year I gave myself a project. I would do something nice for the various people … More Postcards and paranoia.
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