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Fighting back

A post related to MS and coronavirus was already in the works on my computer. Then I reconsidered. I think we’ve all had our fill of such news and need a break. Besides, I’ve already done that. Instead, I’ll expound … Continue reading

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Get (Together) While the Getting’s Good

Welcome to the brave new world of pandemics. The threat of the coronavirus has plunged all of us into uncharted territory, unless you are well over 100 years old and remember the flu epidemic of 1918, which killed between 17 … Continue reading

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More Weird MS Symptoms

Way, way back in August of 2012, when I was just a young, naive blogger and more diligent about posting my thoughts on this platform–as in more than once every 3 months (sorry)–I published a little blurb I called “Lesser … Continue reading

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MS and Hadassah

Hadassah is a name that is very close to my heart. It’s also the Hebrew version of the name of the Biblical character Esther, heroine of the eponymous book. That lady with two names has a lot to teach us … Continue reading

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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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A pronunciation pronouncement

It’s news to no one that MS is hard. There are medications of all kinds that are supposed to make it easier. Yet even if they work they make our lives more difficult. Many are way too hard to pronounce. … Continue reading

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What my MS says about you

[Back on November 8, before this blog went on a self-imposed hiatus, I mentioned the following concept, musing that I thought I’d written about it already. Chalk it up to my MS-addled brain creating false memories. I’ve searched and can … Continue reading

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