Poetry: The Blue Bowl

The Blue Bowl –Jane Keny­on From Oth­er­wise: New & Select­ed Poems Like prim­i­tives we buried the cat with his bowl. Bare-hand­ed we scraped sand and grav­el back into the hole.                                They fell with a hiss and thud on his side, on his long red fur, the white feath­ers between his toes, and his long, not to say aquiline, nose. We stood and […]

Why Can’t We Think Well When We’re Sick?

This isn’t specif­i­cal­ly about CFS/ME or FMS, but I found it inter­est­ing, and I think it makes sense. Why Men­tal Lethar­gy When Sick Dur­ing an infec­tion, humans typ­i­cal­ly expe­ri­ence a set of phys­i­o­log­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal symp­toms, includ­ing fever, con­fu­sion, decreased moti­va­tion, depres­sion and anx­i­ety that are accom­pa­nied by a slow­ing of move­ments. These changes, col­lec­tive­ly known as […]

What Can All Couples Learn From Same-Sex Marriages?

From Gay Unions Shed Light on Gen­der in Mar­riage A grow­ing body of evi­dence shows that same-sex cou­ples have a great deal to teach every­one else about mar­riage and rela­tion­ships. Most stud­ies show sur­pris­ing­ly few dif­fer­ences between com­mit­ted gay cou­ples and com­mit­ted straight cou­ples, but the dif­fer­ences that do emerge have shed light on the […]

Seductive Fiction: Anne Bishop

I hit a run of “eh” books. I’m not sure if that was about the books or my mood, hon­est­ly.  I tried read­ing Blind­fold Game by Dana Stabenow. I love her writ­ing, most of the time. I could­n’t stom­ach anoth­er evil ter­ror­ist sto­ry, though. So I picked up an anthol­o­gy that includ­ed an Eve Dallas […]

Too Hot!

It’s 90 degrees F out­side now. It was 103 ear­li­er. We’re still in the first week of June. I have no idea what the “effec­tive tem­per­a­ture” (or what­ev­er they call it) is when the humid­i­ty is fac­tored in. Even with month­ly fil­ter changes and win­dow units in both bed­rooms, the air con­di­tion­er just can’t keep up. Unfortunately, […]

Any Plurkers?

That man roped me into anoth­er mes­sag­ing thingie, Plurk. If you’re already a mem­ber, I’m Tech­noMom there, of course. I can’t real­ly blame him, since Twit­ter seems to be down all the time. Pownce nev­er real­ly took off, did it? I wish Plurk had a desk­top client, though. I must say that I find Twit­ter’s excuses […]

Blah

That’s pret­ty much my opin­ion today. Blah. Blah blah blah. I could­n’t wake up enough to dri­ve safe­ly, so I missed an appoint­ment that will take months to resched­ule. For every assign­ment we do in the tech writ­ing course I’m tak­ing, we turn in a rough draft and receive two peer reviews and feed­back from […]

Book Reviews: Magic Burns and No Rest for the Witches

I read two short books Wednes­day and Thurs­day. The first, Mag­ic Burns by Ilona Andrews, was great fun and very well writ­ten. It’s book two of her Kate Daniel series, and it cer­tain­ly left me eager to read book three (which has just been turned in to the pub­lish­er, as I under­stand it). I think I’m […]

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