18 Is The New 40

I can’t believe I’m damn forty years old. What the hell happened to all those years? I don’t feel forty, but then again, what the hell is 40 supposed to feel like? I imagine it’s akin to the feeling you get when going out for Carvel ice cream and then finding out the only thing that’s open is the local health store with the frozen soy dessert. It’s better than having can’t believe I’m damn forty years old. What the hell happened to all those years? I don’t feel forty, but then again, what the hell is 40 supposed to feel like? I imagine it’s akin to the feeling you get when going out for Carvel ice cream and then finding out the only thing that’s open is the local health store with the frozen soy dessert. It’s better than having nothing at all, but not by much – the enthusiastic “meh” of ages. nothing at all, but not by much – the enthusiastic “meh” of ages.

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Virtually Normal

oculus_vr_virtual_reality_oculus_rift_game_gamer_amazedAnother post was missed, and that was my latest on The Huffington Post.  This one is a piece on the exciting new virtual technologies that are in their infancy that allow disabled people such as myself to experience things we would normally never be able to.  Check it out.

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Chronic Briefs Episode 8, 9, & 10

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024For some reason a few of the posts lately haven’t gone through, morse the pity.  So while this is bad news for me, it means a late Christmas present for you!  You get to listen to three episodes of Chronic Briefs in a row!  The dulcet tones of my voice will lull you into a comedic stupor all day.  Enjoy!

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For Thanksgiving – The Good Parts Of Chronic Illness

1195441815873219547johnny_automatic_turkey_1-svg-hiWell, being almost Thanksgiving, I decided to do the cliché thing, and write about things I’m thankful for. At first. Then, I realized that, instead, I could d something drastically different from what other blogs written abut chronic illness do. Right here, folks, for one of the first times ever, I’m going to tell you about some of the good things that having rheumatoid arthritis has done for me. Gasp!

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Chronic Briefs Episode 6

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024The latest episode of Chronic Briefs is available now!  Tis one deals with Schadenfreude.  If you don’t know what it means.. check out the podcast!

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Chronic Briefs Episode 4

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024For those who don’t subscribe already on iTunes, episode 4 of my storytelling series Chronic Briefs is out.  Check it out today!

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Miranda Turns 50 – Still Needed?

PrintThe Miranda rights. You’ve all heard them a thousand times on television and in movies, and this year they have reached their golden anniversary. Fifty years of law enforcement providing a simple set of warnings and instructions when arresting someone, and the jury is still out on whether or not the system is a success or a failure. Before we get in to all that, though, you have the right to remain informed, and learn about the circumstances that gave birth to these ubiquitous rights.

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Chronic Briefs Episode 3

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024So, the latest episode of Chronic Briefs has been released! Episode 3 details the side effects of medicine, and how they can be worse than the disease sometimes.  Especially in the case of one very unfortunate incident which I details in episode 3!  Enjoy!

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My New Podcast Series Chronic Briefs Is Now Live!

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024The podcast I have been working on for a while now is finally ready to go!  Thanks to the Telling Company, my partner is this endeavor!  You can check out the website for the episodes, or you can subscribe on iTunes to get them delivered directly to you!  Thanks so much!

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Strength

musclesAhhh… it’s good to be back!  Sorry for the hiatus!  So, I thought we’d start again by talking about something that those of us who are ill can have both a surplus and a startling lack of, simultaneously.  This is a thing we are often praised by others for having in spades, and something we often curse ourselves for not having enough of.  This thing, it’s at the core of what being ill truly means, yet we often take having it or not having it for granted, or both!  Have you figured it out yet?  It’s strength.

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