Tag Archives: misinformation

one who cares

I had the privilege of attending the National Science Writers Conference this weekend, which was conveniently about a forty minute drive from where I live. The membership heavily tilts toward science journalists, but theoretically includes anyone in the science communication field, and … Continue reading

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this is why

OK, I’ll admit, I was one of those liberals that didn’t get the Trump thing. While I might not have been as addicted to the daily outrage flung up the flagpole by the media as some, I entertained a lingering, … Continue reading

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terms

I have a new most hated phrase. It is “living life on your own terms.” It’s always touted as this thing to aspire to, as though it takes some special strength or perseverance to achieve it. As though it is something to … Continue reading

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fine

“Have you tried hypnosis?” I’m so used to the way I am now, wearing the brace, walking slowly to maintain my posture, using a special cushion to support my back, that I had forgotten that most people only see the … Continue reading

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impossibilities, and the glory of the mundane

At the end of each physical therapy session, I get ice and electric stimulation on my shoulder. I lie on my back on one of the tables with my knees bent and my head propped up, and they have posters … Continue reading

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happiness

I have a pet peeve, and it is internet philosophy. I’m sure you’ve seen those articles with “5 things you didn’t know about successful people” or “10 quick tips to a better life” or “The real secret to happiness” and … Continue reading

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punc’d

People need to stop – really, really, stop – asking me if I’ve tried acupuncture. If I had a nickel for every person who, etc., etc. Acupuncture, as well as reiki, reflexology, chakra alignment, and all other forms of “energy” … Continue reading

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maybe it’s all my fault…

Adapted from a F***book post on March 25, 2014 Woman Takes on her Pain with English Channel Swim This. pisses. me. off. I do not mean in any way to diminish the achievements of this woman who has lived in … Continue reading

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