Category Archives: Personal

“A Wrinkle in Time was like a longer, fanicer Teletubbies episode with more expensive special effects, and Oprah as the sun baby.”

Some of these quotes, reviewing A Wrinkle in Time in 140 characters, just crack me up.

Here are two more:

The Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Show, but for children and stoners. I’m kind of surprised that no one made this before now!”

Rousseau? Genevan?

“‘ Before the age of reason, the child receives images, not ideas.’—Rousseau, Genevan”

A reference to French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, born in Geneva.



“I do not trust doctors and I am very skeptical about all medical appointments and diagnoses.” You & me both.


A woman in Britain has lost almost all of her limbs after a hospital failed to properly diagnosis and treat her.

Sadly, I am in a similar position. Doctors have not been able to answer why I am suffering from various conditions. I go through cycles of infection and lethargy. But no one has been able to explain why or what’s causing it.

They have diagnosed me with inflammatory bowel disease, lymphedema, rheumatoid arthritis in my elbows and knees, and esophagitis. The inflammation in my esophagus appears to be under control with a medication. But the others are not.

I’ve read about this woman’s case. She had sepsis, parts of her body tissue dying off from lack of blood flow, then gangrene, then blood infection. So disturbing that professionals can miss such dangerous symptoms. And she has paid dearly for it.

Obviously, fearful of the attention and potential litigation, the hospital administration have formally apologized. What good are apologies? This woman has lost her limbs! Her legs! And any trust she had in doctors and nurses.


Tree pollen has activated my hyperreactive immune system



I’m thankful for little, white pills.


I just don’t know what to say. If I was Merkel I’d be releasing DNA analysis stat.



That’s Hitler’s mother in the top middle. Those eyes. Wow. What a conspiracy theory.


Wouldn’t surprise me if a few of my ancestors were deemed heretics & burned at the stake

Burning people at the stake was often a popular pastime for church leaders.

Today I learned that Dante, the writer, was condemned to death by Pope Boniface VIII. His most famous work is The Divine Comedy. Dante was strangely also a politician, which I didn’t know, and somehow became ensnared in political intrigue, so the pope and the powers behind the church decided to off him. He avoided death by living in exile, but he never saw his wife again, sadly. This all went down in the year 1302.

More than two hundred years later, burning people ISIS-style, was still popular. It is odd to think how barbaric humanity has been for so long. The Islamic State savages are only perpetuating a mindset that has plagued us since the dawn of man.

In 1528, a man named Balthasar Hubmaier, an Anabaptist leader, was burned at the stake in Vienna. He was the author of one of the earliest arguments for religious toleration, in addition to writings against Lutherans and Zwinglians. But he was deemed a heretic by a Roman Catholic court.

Thankfully, most of us moved on from this nonsense.


Did Twitter censor Trump during the 2016 election?



Does Twitter intend on doing this during the next election? And what constitutes “sensitive content”? Will Twitter and other social media companies try to smother the campaigns of conservatives and Republicans by selectively targeting and muting accounts such as that of President Trump? There needs to be rigorous oversight of these platforms and their policies.