I became ill the first week of June 2016, dismissing it as a minor bug — “con crud” as conventioneers say — and something I could get over with fluids, over-the-counter meds, and rest. Except I didn’t. I was running a fever on and off, at one point hitting 102.5 F, so after battling for … More A Near-Life Experience
I was born in September. My parents divorced when I was in the third grade. I had hay fever as a child. I started wearing glasses in junior high. Oh, and I was bullied, too. When I started kindergarten, I was only four years old. Since I was judged intellectually competent to start school early, … More Anti-Bullying Campaigns Are Useless
In an article I was directed to recently online, it was postulated that flaws are what make us beautiful and that we should embrace them, viewing ourselves as “a work of art.” Agreed, but I think it’s a little more than just looks that are involved. I don’t think it’s “beauty” we’re all focused on … More Narcissists Are Us!
I have a shocking secret: I’m overweight. And here’s another: I recently decided to fully commit to do something about it. Finally, a third: It’s working. Other than my age and family history risk factors, I miss having the energy I used to have instead of getting winded carrying my arse up and down a … More Physicality: My Three Secrets