Mondays And RA

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Galileo’s 1616 drawings of the Moon and its phases. Monday is named after the Moon in many languages. In general, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy likes Monday mornings. These have always represented a new start, a time when my batteries were recharged from the weekend and I was ready to blast through the coming work week. As a kid I anxiously looked …

Insecticide Exposure Tied To Increased Risks For Arthritis And Lupus

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Regular or long-term exposure to consumer insecticides may increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. That’s the finding of a new study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific meeting in Philadelphia. Previous research has suggested a link between exposure to agricultural insecticides and the development of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus; but in …

Sunday Break

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Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks! ***** Mud has had a great impact on my life. One of the reasons I moved a few years ago was so that I could explore adobe construction. On a recent project, I challenged myself to use as many natural and ecological building materials as possible in my design. …

The Skeleton Dance

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Halloween is two weeks from today, so Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy wanted to start setting the mood and have a little fun. This childhood classic takes on a whole new meaning, now that I live with rheumatoid arthritis. (My skeleton would definitely not be caught doing the knee-wiggle move, for example.) Maybe one day somebody will come up with the RA …

Here Comes The Flood

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I have been overthinking my disease lately, and stumbled across some RA blogs. The more I read the more there appeared to be. I was struck by this community of writers all living with RA. I use to have a blog, of course it was not exclusively about my disease, RA was one of its feature players. I am a …