(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
IN HER OWN WORDS – The day it all went wrong….. May 20, 2008, started off like any other day. My family and I had just moved into a new house two weeks earlier. It was scorching hot and the only relief, however minuscule came after sundown. We had breakfast, dropped off my daughter at … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Mickie
The Red Cross Blood Donation Disconnect It is confusing as all get out to me that the American Red Cross, bulwark of public safety, and the biggest source of US blood donations, absolutely will not accept blood from patients who have had babesia and in the majority of states will not accept blood from people … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert 1 – Some Lyme Paradoxes – Sam S.
(with permission) Hello, my name is Jordan A. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota. When I say small town I am talking graduation class had 21 people in it. I checked out the population census the other day and it was a little under 400. Grew up like anyone else in the … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Jordan A.
Almost three years ago now, I started research for a book called Lyme Disease: Stories from the Front Line of An Epidemic. I started the book because I have Lyme Disease myself. Misunderstood, underfunded and not insurable, Lyme Disease is an orphan disease that has become something of a controversy of our age. Patients of … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Intro
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
Ah, Christmas. What a concept. As we finally decompress in the days after – the house is clean, the unacceptable gifts (wool sweater which I am allergic to, and perfumed thrift store shirt three sizes too large which I am allergic to) donated to local homeless shelter, cat allowed outside during brief dry spell – … More Post-Christmas clean-up
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.
Hygiene can be a big thing for autists, so here is a basic showering how to. It will work for the neurotypical as well. 😀 Let’s begin here. No lady or gent actually wants to date a chemical plant. If you are marinading in your perfume, if your co-workers can smell you more than a … More Four Ways to Take a Shower