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 →

The Time My Doctor Broke Up With Me: A Bad Story Gone Good 

In October 2015, after nearly a year of being bedridden and receiving no medical treatment, I finally got to see a doctor. I shouldn't say I saw him, because well, not only were my eyes completely covered during the appointment, we weren't even in the same room. In fact, the appointment consisted of the doctor calling... Continue Reading →

A Dispatch From Bed

The room is completely dark, even after I take off the washcloth and tanning goggles shielding my eyes from encroaching light. When Ryan Prior interviewed me for Forgotten Plague, the documentary he co-directed about MECFS, the body I had worked so hard to obtain was slowly wasting away, but little did I know at the time... Continue Reading →

Over/Under

I will be the first person to advocate for physical activity. Being active is such a wonderful and beautiful part of life--in some ways I believe movement is the human body's true calling. I mean, when we were created the purpose was not for us to sit behind a desk pushing papers 60 hours a... Continue Reading →

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