These Tumultuous Times

Every now and then, when checking to confirm that a blog has posted properly, I'll follow one of the the "more from this author" links and catch a glimpse into a past state of mind. Today, I'm happy and grateful. My health is the best it's been in nearly a decade. I have a great... Continue Reading →

Anti-Fungal Treatment Update – Week 3

I started the itraconazle for my systemic mycotoxin poisoning on May 12th. It's been three weeks. Not much has changed... yet. Mostly, I am exceptionally tired. Compared to the debilitating fatigue I experienced form late-2017 to late-2021, this is a cakewalk, yet still frustrating. I've been experiencing tiny blips of old mold symptoms and the... Continue Reading →

Being Broke Can Be Fun

If you were totally broke the rest of your life, do you think you could still enjoy yourself? I've spent most of my life on a very limited income, one mistake away from calamity. Yet, I still found ways to have fun without spending money. Most people, unfortunately, don't seem to recognize the hardship as... Continue Reading →

Asymptomatic COVID

Next month, I'll be traveling for the first time since 2019. Due to immunological dysfunction, I've been a bit nervous about getting on a plane. While the pandemic is over for most, it's still on my radar. I am unvaccinated. I had a severe allergic reaction to a medical device and the ingredient suspected to... Continue Reading →

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. Sean O'Casey There’s a lot of literature that shows that modern humans are, more or less, living in a perpetual state of "fight or flight" response.... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #111

Hello friends, and Happy Memorial Day! To those who served our beautiful country, thank you! For those lucky enjoy to have a long weekend, enjoy! I had the pleasure of visiting friends at the cabin in the woods. In the early 1900s, their home began as a one-room stagecoach stop for miners coming to work... Continue Reading →

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

As a teen, I came across Sharon Old's poem The Knowing and decided that feeling she describes was my prerequisite for intimacy. Feeling safe in someone’s energy is a different type of intimacy, and something I didn't experience until my current partner. That feeling of peace and protection is definitely underrated. That's what I was... Continue Reading →

The City The Grew Around Me

"When I first moved to Phoenix, my grandma took every opportunity to tell her friends that she was older than the state her grandson now called home." When my chiropractor told me this the other day, I cocked me head to the side to consider the comment. But, indeed, his grandma (born in 1910) was... Continue Reading →

How to Connect With Interesting People

I don't particularly like meeting new people. It's not that I'm antisocial but, rather, I value my energy. Most people aren't worth the energy to meet. They're not interesting people. The gap between interesting people and the least common denominator is vast. That gap is almost always represented by the difference between consumers versus creators,... Continue Reading →

Doing The Hard Work Upfront

“Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard.Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard.Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard.Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard.Life will never be easy. It will always be hard. But we can choose our hard. Pick... Continue Reading →

Mid-May Update

The weekend is upon us yet again! It feels like this year is just flying by. The days are here and then gone in a flash. It's not just me, right? It's hard to keep track of everything. My last post generated some great discussions. Thanks to everyone who took time to read and comment... Continue Reading →

The Loss of a Best Friend

"You've become a shell of the person you used to be." The words stung as they spilled from my best friend's mouth. They were the last words she ever said to me. The year was 2018 and, in retrospect, the worst year of my illness. I had recently left her bachelorette party around sunset because... Continue Reading →

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