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What is Work?

Posted 06-04-2013 at 05:23 PM by goldenmyst
Updated 06-04-2013 at 05:52 PM by goldenmyst

A few months ago a new neighbor moved into my complex next door. He approached me in a friendly way. His first question was "what do you do?" I replied that I am a care giver for the elderly. He said he had a relative who told people that. However, all his relative did was care for his mother. So in this guys eyes work isn't work unless you're laboring for the man in the capitalist system.

I work seven days a week for my mother. She is in a wheel chair most of the time. So...
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A Beautiful Encounter

Posted 05-31-2013 at 06:13 PM by Sasha (Shiny Objects)
Updated 06-03-2013 at 08:31 AM by Sasha

So I was making my weekly tithe to DeMoulas Market Basket late this afternoon when I noticed a young woman at one of the produce bins. She looked to be about 20, and obviously had some degree of cognitive impairment. She was accompanied by an older (50-ish) woman I assumed was her mother. She was gently directing her daughter's attention to the carrots and squash, helping her pick out some fine specimens.

But I had errands to complete and went on my way. When I'd collected my own...
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Lipitor Blues

Posted 05-23-2013 at 11:03 PM by goldenmyst

I've been seeing the same doctor for almost 9 years now. I've been on the same meds almost that long. However, last month he put me on a lipitor cholesterol reducing med. Since then I've been more irritable, less creative, and more cloudy in my thinking. I rarely write poetry anymore.

So I did research. There are myriad articles and studies showing that this med can have cognitive side effects. I told this to my doctor and he dismissed it. He acknowledged that there was controversy...
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Sound and Video

Posted 04-26-2013 at 11:01 PM by m_miles

I sustained a median nerve injury this last week, which has made me think that I'd been going to far, too fast. I've always been a masochist, but I think I've taken physical attrition a step too far during the past month.

With masochism in mind, I've selectively turned to my television for some reprieve, and I've been pleasantly surprised. I discovered a new small local band, which had pulled a nostalgic streak out of me with their cute harmonies. You can listen to them via this...
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Because I need to feel light...

Posted 04-17-2013 at 08:56 AM by m_miles



I can't remember the source for this pic, but plan to try it this weekend.

Hating hateful hate.

* shrug *

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