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.
Hello, readers. Sorry not to write in awhile, but I’ve gone temporarily insane as evidenced by where I am writing this from. You see, this is Day 4 of my social media free health retreat. And the first day I’ve had time to write. So a little background is in order here. On May 25, a … More Some time IRL – why oh why…
Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car Since it won’t stop raining here and there actually are some flood and flash flood warnings in effect, today’s worst case scenario blog is about how to escape from a flooding or submerged car. Let’s start with some basics. To begin with do you … More Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car
I said I would post things like this, so here you go, but read the warning and don’t be “that guy”, you know the one who has to prove he has balls cause he’s not really sure. And ladies, this technique will work for you as well if you need to save someone but you … More How to Wrestle an Alligator
For the three months or so my neck of the woods (Upstate SC, Western NC) has been somewhere you just don’t want to be. Hundreds of people have been sick with a bronchitis of unknown origins – it’s not cold, not flu, and not specifically reported – although one very probable culprit is the Haemophilus … More SO why is this Southern EPIDEMIC not getting any coverage?
I recently began a part time/mostly volunteer job tutoring English students – grade 3-Collegiate…and what a ride it’s been. So far all of my students have been great people, and truly tolerant ones that try to work with me, my schedule, and my very iffy health. But there is no denying this – when it … More Tutoring with MCS
Due to Lyme and autism, I have almost no episodic (short term) memory. In fact, I just forgot what the next sentence was going to say. As a writer and a tutor, this can be insanely inconvenient, but like many people with either TBIs or ABIs, I have developed a number of coping techniques. The … More Dealing with my Acquired Brain Injury – Memory Tips
People ask me about what the hardest part of living with insanely severe food and environmental allergies. Well, everything really, but one biggie is attempting to repair any household problem…and we recently discovered a big one. There was a shower head leak (ignored) that led to molding inside the shower wall. That mold could not … More Severe Allergies vs NO BATHROOM!
Since I travel a good deal of the Western NC and Upstate SC for medical reasons I decided it might be helpful to post a blog about places that were safe or unsafe for individuals with MCS. I intend to update it frequently. Fairfield Inn & Suites Anderson Clemson 117 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC This … More LIST: Dangerous places for MSC and Allergy Sufferes, WNC, Upstate SC
Normally I love my new city but today I am having to flee my home! I have severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome and last night my whole block smelled of chemicals and mothballs. I could not run my AC or open a window without experiencing a serious respiratory illness. I also have epipen level (anaphylaxic) … More F&$k