I remember a few elements from my dream this morning, which, I think, took place at a school. I was with some girls at the edge of an enormous indoor pool in which marine mammals swam. One or two of …Continue reading →
Here’s one more post in pencils and things mode — if you’re not aware of O’BON, purveyors of colorful graphite and colored pencils made from newspaper, as well as other writing-related items, check them out. Here are the O’BON Wildlife and O’BONanza pencil series with an O’BONanza kiwi notebook made with bagasse (sugar-cane paper). The 2B pencils write well and are beautiful to hold and look at, plus they’re very easy to sharpen. The bagasse notebooks are smooth and lightweight, and may even serve as a conversation starter when you write at your favorite café or teahouse.
I’ve been cleared to return to work Monday. If I feel then like I do today, it will be an especially painful experience. Yesterday I had my second follow-up appointment with Dr. P. This week’s medical student showed me into …Continue reading →
(Beware gruesome fibroid image downstream.) After an August 2008 uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, failed to relieve me of Ignatius the tenacious fibroid’s symptoms — bulkiness, frequent urination, and possibly the lower back and leg pain that sometimes made walking …Continue reading →
I must have seen “The Bewitchin’ Pool” on The Twilight Zone at an impressionable age because to me it’s one of the most memorable episodes of the series, despite its flaws. Imagine — emerging from an ordinary suburban swimming pool …Continue reading →