Some background for those trying to follow along on my journeys. I have a very rare bleeding disorder. Its very complicated, and involves platelets, mast cells, and probably uric acid crystals causing widespread inflammation, including intracranial. My doctor isn’t really sure how I’m alive, and encourages me to embrace the self identity of a superhero […]
Why humans are smarter than chimps. I am not sure that I agree with this statement; there is a gorilla in captivity named Koko who has learned sign language and how to use a computer and taught her son to use a laptop. She has expressed empathy and understanding and self awareness, including her […]
I should first preface this by saying that I grew up on a computer and that my mom used to work on supercomputers in college at Arizona State University. Coding runs in my family; in fact most of the early coders were female. But this is… Things around me tend to take […]
The other day my mom asked me about my opinion regarding Autism Speaks. You should first understand that I spent most of my life completely unaware that I had autism, and it was really only after learning that this was the case that life began to make any sense at all. My dad taught me […]
Cancer Cells Self-Destruct With New Therapy, Patients Live Longer Jimmy Carter’s quick cancer recovery this year is part of a revolution in how doctors treat cancer – Immunotherapy. While the former president’s medical staff used it to quickly and effectively treat his brain cancer, doctors in Texas report their work with immunotherapy and prostate cancer […]
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One of the more interesting conflicts I deal with has to do with sexuality. On the one hand, I eat, live and breathe slavery. On the other.. I do have something approximating a social life. You’d be remarkably surprised how far you go in life when you serve a cause higher than yourself, really. I […]
Herbs are truly amazing things. There are herbs that heal damaged tissue (comfrey, yarrow, mint, chamomile), herbs for anxiety (passionflower, lemon balm, lemongrass, mint, peppermint, rosemary), herbs for… well, you get the point. In Hell, because I didn’t have access to much if any in the way of a food budge, I grew weeds for […]