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I Scream the Body Electric

Back in 1855, Walt Whitman’s renowned poetry collection, “Leaves of Grass”, was published. One of the best known poems in that collection was changed in a later edition (in 1867) and given the first line and title, “I Sing the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Inward Empire

There aren’t many quality books being written about MS. When I find one, it’s information worth passing along. I recently read “The Inward Empire: Mapping the Wilds of Mortality and Fatherhood” by Christian Donlan. It’s a terrific book and I … Continue reading

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Looking for the magic pill

I have a very bad habit. (In truth, I have an extensive collection of bad habits, but that’s a whole ‘nother post.) I read comments people write in response to stories on the internet. This is the worst possible practice … Continue reading

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We are what we do

It’s always a good idea to remind oneself of the positive side of having MS. There are a few posts about the topic in this blog, here and here for example, not to mention references sprinkled throughout my years of … Continue reading

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The double-decker bus of life

There used to be a great Italian restaurant nearby. The owner was an Irish guy (go figure) who adored All Things Italian. He traveled to Italy often to get ideas and ingredients for his trattoria. When my wife and I … Continue reading

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It happens every spring

No time for a post now. To find out why, click here to visit a full post on my other blog, Scribbling in the Sand.

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Wake up and smell the smoke.

Last I checked, it’s 2018. The human race has come a long way over its checkered history, building up vast storehouses of scientific facts and information. All our increased knowledge has led to increased wisdom, right? Not so fast, blog-breath. … Continue reading

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