The Problem With Doing Nothing

I still, more than twenty years later, can’t get over how an aquarium full of people saw a woman being beaten by a large man, and nobody did anything. That is, except for those who appeared to feel threatened; those people just left — out of sight, out of mind.

Unusual and Tragic and Alive

"When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival." - Yann Martel (Life of Pi) Lately I've been reflecting on the ups and downs of having a chronic illness -- in my case, two illnesses, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome) and Lyme disease. Mostly I've... Continue Reading →

A Disease Identity Crisis

Now that there is finally some scientific answers coming our way, we might actually have the luxury of not using each other as guinea pigs. But we may also be faced with being separated by the very answers we have sought for such an incredibly long time. And, regardless of its impact on our relationships, we may be more different than we originally thought.

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