Tracking my Near-Chronic Illness Made it Worse

For years I just assumed I’d have to live with migraines; they were there every so often, would knock me down into bed, and would leave for a few day, maybe if I was lucky, a few weeks, giving me respite from the spirit-breaking pain. Eventually, I landed in the ER where I — finally…

A Different Kind of Black Friday Rant

Black Friday has been coming under attack these last few years as people are waking up to our obsession over mass consumerism. Strangely enough, the anger over buying more plastic items, at least on Instagram and the like, seems to be louder than the anger over people actually dying on Black Friday. There have been…

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We’re all Stressed to the Max. So, Why am I so Special?

I.am.stressed. It’s not my usual kind of stress, which comes in big bursts, then mellows out to something I can live with. This stress is the kind that weighs you down, dragging like a giant concrete block behind you. Today I came home, showered the germs off of me and sat in a chair on my…

Sars Reads ‘ 2020 Bookish Gift Guide

'Tis the season of giving! Books are a great holiday gift this year, with people looking for things to do while staying at home. Find the perfect read for everyone on your list right here! The Answer Is by Alex Trebek. Alex Trebek’s poignant memoir is even more meaningful now because of the Jeopardy host’s…