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The Return of the Skewer of Death and Other News: Day 83 of Medical Leave

A while back, when I was trying lamely to explain what fibromyalgia pain feels like, I mentioned that I almost always felt as if there was an invisible metal skewer piercing my right ankle, making a nice little ankle kebob … Continue reading

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The Age of Innocence

Yesterday I heard someone use the expression “party like it’s 1999” – and unless I was grossly missing something, she meant it without irony. Back when this expression was in common use, of course, 1999 was in the future, and … Continue reading

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Progress? – Day 78 of Medical Leave

Yesterday I remembered in a gigantic flash of insight that earrings exist. And then today I put some on. That’s progress, right?

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Weird Confessions Wednesday – Week 1

So I am inaugurating a new tradition here at Six More Weeks: Weird Confessions Wednesday. Every week on Wednesday (except when I forget, am incapacitated by an acupuncture hangover, or am too busy reading Diana Gabaldon novels) I will tell … Continue reading

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Self-Control: Day 76 of Medical Leave

On the to-do list for today: Restraining self from performing moxibustion on cats (because HOW COOL would a blog entry on that topic be?)

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Caution to the Wind: A Moxibustion Story

When it comes to taking precautions, I tend to either take almost none at all (like the time in college when I set out on a cross-country drive with only about $200 to my name – or the time last … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Moxa Pole is Just a Moxa Pole

I think I’ve written before that my Tae Kwon Do school was located in Hemet, California and that I lived about a half hour up a nearby mountain in the town of Idyllwild – a quirky town of artists, old … Continue reading

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