Friday Round Up; Of Health

Time for my Friday round up:Where was I this week?Guest post over at A Round of Words in 80 Days: What Richard Simmons Taught Me About Being a WriterPas de Chat, Ch.44, pt. 1. I really need to update the index...Over at Reading Notes, I muse on the nature of Dennis Lehane's books and note a … Continue reading Friday Round Up; Of Health

RoW80 – February 20th Check In

Been doing rewrites, so my word counts are fairly irrelevant. Wrote about 2000 words since Wednesday, but only added about 700 to the manuscript. I'll talk to Eric later today about whether these changes have been good or good enough. We made several decisions to connect a few characters and I like these changes. The … Continue reading RoW80 – February 20th Check In

Book #31, 2010 Review (fitness edition)

Book #31 for 2010, posted yesterday at Reading Notes:The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus HeaneyI adore Heaney's translation of Beowulf, so the lit-geek in me squeed when I saw that he'd done translations of two of Sophocles' plays.I read Antigone in college. That was over ten years ago, but I … Continue reading Book #31, 2010 Review (fitness edition)

…Or maybe a nap?

Fatigue is an RA symptom that I have trouble gauging. After all, when my joints hurt, well, *my joints hurt.* I take some ibuprofen or naproxen, maybe drink a beer, and I'm either good or my joints still hurt. With fatigue, I can drink coffee and still be tired. I can drink an energy drink … Continue reading …Or maybe a nap?

Being Unprofessional, 52|250, Reading Doldrums

Received some good writing news Saturday night. "Breakfast in the Garden" was accepted for publication by Bards and Sages Quarterly. I wrote this story in 2008 and had it critiqued via Critters. The critiques were, of course, mixed. Amid the usual line edits, there were a few suggestions for rewrites. Some of the suggestions were … Continue reading Being Unprofessional, 52|250, Reading Doldrums

Forks are painful.

The Spoon Theory from my point of view: (a cached version since ButYouDon'tLookSick.com is undergoing a revamp)I have a silverware drawer with a finite and unknown number of spoons in it. I also don't know when the used spoons will be washed and placed back into the drawer. What I assume to be true about the … Continue reading Forks are painful.

Probably just confirmation bias…

On a scientific level, there is little evidence linking weather change to arthritis pain. On an anecdotal level, I suffered for four days while the Phoenix metro experienced a pretty decent storm. Pain in my hands and knees set in Wednesday and didn't let up until Saturday night. That's the worst flare-up I've had in … Continue reading Probably just confirmation bias…