Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Lightning Bug and The Lightning

“The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” -Mark Twain A while back, I came across the ad at right via the Vintage … Continue reading

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“Everybody Gets Through IRIS.”

There’s a second entry on this topic, “Further Adventures in IRIS,” here, and a third, “The End of IRIS,” here. That’s what Dr. Cheney told me at my appointment in April. IRIS, approximately, is what happens when your immune system … Continue reading

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Managing the Quotidian

A few people have asked me what I do all day. What I do, of course, is tightly limited by my small store of energy. “Bedridden” describes me pretty well in general, but I do shift between bedroom and dayroom, … Continue reading

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