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
Things I Hate About My Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Food Allergies. Hot weather – I can’t wear shorts, sandals or flip flops. There is too much pesticide on the ground and too many pollutants in the air. In fact I sometimes have to wear long sleeves and boot on 90 degree days to protect my … More What I hate about MCS…a quick list blog
I stood on the upper most parapet of a parking garage on Wall Street in Asheville, NC, on a very grey evening or early night with a light drizzle falling form the sky and beading the outer layer of my adopted father’s woolen great coat as it whips about my legs, exposing my opera best, … More Last night I dreamed that I was committing suicide.
There is a maxim – that the shortest suicide notes are the most sincere. This is perhaps a truer truth than many of us might choose to recognize, and it also leaves us with the lingering question of why the person chose to do as they did. It is a question I find endlessly fascinating. … More Suicide- Part 2