Category Archives: Excerpts/Quotes

“black lives aren’t worth much”

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“put down your binoculars, and with them, your corrosive self-pity”

What White America Fails to See. Michael Eric Dyson. New York Times. 7/7/2016. The problem is you do not want to know anything different from what you think you know. Your knowledge of black life, of the hardships we face, yes, … Continue reading

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“an increased tolerance for half-baked plans”

Whatever the intentions of policy leaders, this “broken system” narrative has had some serious unintended consequences. And perhaps the most obvious of those has been an increased tolerance for half-baked plans. Generally speaking, the public has a relatively high bar … Continue reading

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Day 2713: A Little Blerd Joy

Day 2713. My bones feel sore. It hurts to breathe. My poor sleep is more drain than reprieve or recharge. But I have Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent to light my day: The PDF of the entire decision and dissents: Utah v … Continue reading

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April is Spondylitis Awareness Month

I’m “lucky” enough to be “aware” all the damn time. And it is enlightening to see how common this “rare” disease is. What you also can do is look for ways to support those you know with spondyloarthritis, chronic pain … Continue reading

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“an orgy of chaos”

Shamed, dishonoured, wading in blood and dripping with filth, thus capitalist society stands. Not as we usually see it, playing the roles of righteousness, of order, of ethics—but as a roaring beast, as an orgy of chaos, as a pestilential … Continue reading

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Day 2559: Award-Winning AS Video

Good job but short shrift on the non-spinal symptoms and -itises. Ankylosing Spondylitis Video Awarded a 2015 Digital Health Award Ankylosing Spondylitis Video: link

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Words to Live by

I love me some Danielle LaPorte. Truthbomb #950

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Repeat: Chronic Pain ≠ Opiate/”Drug” Addiction

Every fucking day. Every fucking day 1-100 sources, individuals, reports tell me and others like me with chronic conditions that come with daily, unrelenting pain that we, the pain sufferers, are The Reason young [and not-so-young, but let’s be honest—only “the … Continue reading

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“afraid of being full”

HT: Everyday Feminism. In 2014, I lost 30+ pounds. Not in any of the right ways. But who gives a shit as long as you are not-fat. “Resource”! National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

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