Category Archives: Health

Contagion: more than a movie.

One hundred years ago, the Great Influenza of 1918-1919 killed between 50 and 100 million people, more people than any other previous pandemic in history. (The Black Death killed fewer people but a greater portion of the population.)* In Asia, … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til its gone…

Well, it’s been a while… I could talk about work and how Donald Trump’s mischaracterization of what is going on with California elections is both wrong and harmful, but I just don’t have the energy. I don’t want to talk … Continue reading

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One of those days. What’s worse, I had already gone to the Starbucks which is our pre-shift meeting place, to get some writing done.  I will be stuck here for hours, unable to work. I will also have to explain … Continue reading

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Just go ahead and die, already.

[Note: please feel free to send this to anybody you think might benefit by it.] Society hates people like me. Or, more accurately, a sizable minority is afraid of people like me. Last week, USA Today ran a series about … Continue reading

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Things as they are.

Life proceeds apace. Much has been happening in the world at large.  I feel like I should be commenting on the last couple of weeks of the SCOTUS term, but writing about such emotionally charged cases as the Hobby Lobby decision … Continue reading

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How to know you’re sick.

…when you are excited (for some value thereof) that your temperature has been less than 101 all day (for the first time in five days) and  that you actually got a shower. It was a bad cold which morphed into … Continue reading

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Okay, I just need to whine some here.

Living with a chronic pain condition is hard. Being unemployed with a chronic pain condition is harder. That seems counterintuitive, I know.  When you go to bed crying from the intense aching in your muscles that won’t respond to painkillers … Continue reading

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