And The Band Played On…

titanicLast time, we recapped the sordid events of 2011, and those of you who follow my column know that besides one very happy chance meeting, the 12 months of ’11 were generally less joyful than most funerals. That’s fine though, because 2012 is here now, and a new chapter in the “book of me” has begun.

I made a promise to myself that 2012 was going to be the year of Continue reading “And The Band Played On…” »

Finding A Home For Orphan Diseases

orphanageMany of you know already that I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, as I have spoken about it many times here on HuffPost, and other places such as CreakyJoints.org. Now, some might say I was cursed, but I learned to live with the disease and figured out how to make it work for me when I can. Of course, this is only possible because there is medications available which control my illness enough to allow me to live my life in a semi-normal fashion (most days). Sure, I have only found a few that Continue reading “Finding A Home For Orphan Diseases” »

2011 Is Dead! Long Live 2012!

newyearspartySince I missed you last week, this will be my first official post of the New Year, 2012. So, for all of you who read my lowly column, Happy New Year! Along with the plastic horns and paper hats, watching Dick Clark, and the usually cheap champagne, there is something else that comes along with celebrating the New Year – resolutions!

Now, to many of us out there, “resolution” is a four-letter word. Every time the Continue reading “2011 Is Dead! Long Live 2012!” »