Poetry: Benediction

Bene­dic­tion –Stan­ley Kunitz From The Col­lect­ed Poems God ban­ish from your house The fly, the roach, the mouse That riots in the walls Until the plas­ter falls; Admon­ish from your door The hyp­ocrite and liar; No shy, soft, tigr­ish fear Per­mit upon your stair, Nor agents of your doubt. God dri­ve them whistling out. Let noth­ing touched with evil, Let noth­ing that can shriv­el Heart’s tenderest […]

Aw, poor widdle terrorist!

I know you’re all torn up to hear that Eric Rudolph is mis­er­able in prison. “Using soli­tary con­fine­ment, Super­max is designed to inflict as much mis­ery and pain as is con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly per­mis­si­ble,” he wrote in a let­ter. No, real­ly? That’s part of that whole deter­rent fac­tor, ya know? Jail isn’t sup­posed to be a vacation. […]

Will there be a cure?

I respond­ed to a post in a friend’s Live­Jour­nal, in which she talked about a friend of hers who has just been diag­nosed with chron­ic fatigue syn­drome. Her friend was very upset that my friend did­n’t believe there is a cure for fibromyal­gia or CFS (at least, there isn’t one right now). This is part […]

Finally, home & cat stuff

The last install­ment of the update—home stuff Sam and I are adjust­ing to sleep­ing at a new height. Yes—height. I’ve lust­ed after a cap­tain’s bed for some time, because of the stor­age pos­si­bil­i­ties and how much more walker/wheelchair friend­ly our bed­room would be if we could remove some of the fur­ni­ture that would be made […]

Gaming & Podcasting & TV, oh my!

Sam has start­ed anoth­er pod­cast in cahoots with Bill Wal­ton. This one, Square One, is for com­plete­ly new gamers. Check it out — they’ve done a good job. I’m in one episode, though I don’t think that one’s up yet. Sam and I are part of a group play­ing Out in the Black, a Seren­i­ty RPG […]

School Update

School is going along fine. In fact, anoth­er semes­ter is almost done for me, and Katie’s almost at the end of her semes­ter, too. She’s kick­ing ass and tak­ing names. Now that she’s set­tled aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly, she’s stretch­ing out into some extracur­ric­u­lar stuff and mak­ing more friends. We’ve man­aged to con­nect with a Girl Scout troop, […]

Quote of the Day: May Sarton

We are able to laugh when we achieve detach­ment, if only for a moment. –May Sar­ton I do at least a dozen sil­ly things every day, thanks in part to fibro fog. The soon­er I let go of my anger and frus­tra­tion and laugh at myself, the soon­er my stress lev­els go back down, allowing […]

Poetry: Things You Didn’t Put On Your Resume

Things You Did­n’t Put On Your Resume –Joyce Sut­phen How often you got up in the mid­dle of the night when one of your chil­dren had a bad dream, and some­times you woke because you thought you heard a cry but they were all sleep­ing, so you stood in the moon­light just lis­ten­ing to their breath­ing, and […]

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