Why have a web site at all?

Or at least, why put such per­son­al infor­ma­tion out there on the net for the world to see? I had pre­vi­ous­ly said some­thing on my main page about the net being the great­est van­i­ty press ever invent­ed, and I still think of it that way. It has giv­en an unprece­dent­ed num­ber of peo­ple not just […]

In process

I’m going to be trans­fer­ring all the pages from their cur­rent loca­tions into the blog for­mat while updat­ing them. That means you’ll be see­ing some old stuff and new stuff, a series of arti­cles, and stand­alone pages. Depend­ing on how much updat­ing a par­tic­u­lar arti­cle takes, there may be a bunch on one day, or […]

How do you explain it?

How do you explain your ill­ness to those who don’t have it? While I haven’t come up with a good way to explain chron­ic fatigue syn­drome, I describe fibromyal­gia as a full-body migraine. Any­one who has ever had a migraine under­stands imme­di­ate­ly, and most peo­ple at least know some­one who does have dis­abling migraines. If someone […]

Driving Lessons

So, for the past week or so, I’ve been tak­ing dri­ving lessons. First I had 30 hours (spread out over a week, of course) of in-class study, most of which was about the law. Then, yes­ter­day I start­ed on my 10 hours of behind-the-wheel lessons. Both of my teach­ers (one in class­room, one in the […]

My kind of holiday

Inter­na­tion­al Cavort­ing Day is about acknowl­edg­ing a moment of spon­ta­neous joy, hav­ing free­dom for ran­dom, sense­less jolts of hap­pi­ness. Since cavort­ing is a spon­ta­neous expres­sion of joy, it’s real­ly not prac­ti­cal to set a date. When Inter­na­tion­al Cavort­ing Day becomes a real­i­ty (and I think we can all agree it’s just a mat­ter of time) […]

Music ‘can reduce chronic pain’

While I doubt the IRS is going to let us claim iPods as med­ical equip­ment for tax deduc­tions any time soon, it’s well worth exper­i­ment­ing to see what music soothes each of us. From BBC News via the Net-Gold list: Research has con­firmed lis­ten­ing to music can have a sig­nif­i­cant pos­i­tive impact on per­cep­tion of chron­ic pain. […]

I’m wheeled

For a time, at least. Sam picked up a wheel­chair yes­ter­day that I’ll be using for the next month (hope­ful­ly no more than that) while recov­er­ing from a hos­pi­tal stay. No, I had­n’t imag­ined how much I dis­like hos­pi­tals. The place was worse than I remem­bered, so much so that I begged my way out of […]

Busy Week!

Katie spent last week in school—an actu­al class­room. She was tak­ing a week-long dri­ver’s edu­ca­tion course, par­tial­ly to sat­is­fy state require­ments and improve our insur­ance rates, par­tial­ly because we just thought it a good idea. This week she’s actu­al­ly behind the wheel each day, on the road. She loves that part. The instruc­tor did love homework, […]

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