Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

Edible Schoolyard: A universal idea, by Alice Waters

My Copy: 9780811862806 (image from amazon.com) I'd set this in my to-read stack quite a while ago, and it was a tough book to find the first time I went looking for it (I'd grabbed pretty much anything written by or about Alice Waters that week). But this is a pretty good book for pre-teens … Continue reading Edible Schoolyard: A universal idea, by Alice Waters

Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

Except for those anxious/exciting days when I was messing with my well system, that feeling of being mentally checked out hasn't budged. When it wasn't really dumb stuff or acts of nature working on me, I was just not there. Honestly, if you asked me what I'd done the past few days, I'd have a … Continue reading Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

I have to admit, I'm not the least bit prepared to be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I was set to do some prep work in October (when I remembered the event was coming up--gee, October went by fast), and somehow never got much of anything done. I did get some writing prompt books and found … Continue reading A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

Free at Last… & now it’s time to pick up the baton & hit the ground running.

I was wondering when my last official day would be at the office. Turned out to be today. I hung on a month past when my two-weeks ended to help them out and get people trained up, though it was a helluva strain on me many days, trying to keep my cool and not let … Continue reading Free at Last… & now it’s time to pick up the baton & hit the ground running.

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Copy: 9780807000694 (image from bn.com) I had to read this book in college for my U.S. Social Movements class, and I remember enjoying the hell out of it for a class read. Stride Toward Freedom is the earliest autobiographical book by MLK Jr. It isn't entirely chronological, and does jump around a little bit … Continue reading Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

I think I read this article four times today and just kept thinking about it, and about this man and the interesting life he led even though imprisonment and a regime that couldn't allow for change... until he did it himself. At least, I haven't read the book he published yet (sigh--another book to put … Continue reading From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

Personal Promises, Making Changes, and Murphy’s Law

I kept looking at my e-mails and my schedule earlier and decided to RSVP to an event. It's technically all weekend, coming and going and all, and if things go right, I can be there between shifts. They have a preview weekend where I like to get my musical instruments, a chance to meet the … Continue reading Personal Promises, Making Changes, and Murphy’s Law

The year began pretty blah, but it’s getting somewhere…

at least, there's a direction I'm going in. Between trying to clean this place and getting fed up with the rain, I've been trying to install shelves in my office. Yesterday I FINALLY finished them...and have to remind myself that I'd better not buy any more books for a while. One room (almost) down. The … Continue reading The year began pretty blah, but it’s getting somewhere…

Lawson Craddock, or, a Houston athlete who made promises & kept on going…

I heard a little about this, but thanks to clearing out my house and trying to get my brain back on track and life moving on, I hadn't paid much if any attention to the news in a week. So, I missed this gem from a few days ago. Lawson Craddock I heard was from … Continue reading Lawson Craddock, or, a Houston athlete who made promises & kept on going…