Sunday Break

Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks!

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Adobe

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. These photos show some of the results from this project. (Left to right) Roof built from an extremely compressed thick layer of hand-cut straw. Ceiling lined with hand-sewn reed mats, supported by natural eucalyptus trunks. Stack of rustic clay roof tiles. Adobe bricks drying in the sun.

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Up until yesterday, I never knew how much shoulder pain could be caused solely by the weight of my arm. I almost felt like putting on a sling! Shoulder pain seems so much more intense than pain in my other joints…I wonder why.

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Currently reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. (If you are into the standard textbook history of the U.S., then this book is not for you.) Last night I finally saw Monsters vs. Aliens…cute movie. I loved it when the little blue alien was flirting with the jello.

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Texas beats Oklahoma. Top-ranked Florida barely squeaks by Arkansas. Notre Dame last-second attempt to try to tie with USC is not successful. What a great day of college football yesterday!

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Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

3 Comments
3 comments
  1. Lynn Rivers says:

    Yes… shoulder pain is the worst! I thinks its more inflamed tendons that actual joint pain. But there seems to be no good way to releive it. I used to try to prop my arms up on pillows to see if I could get an hour of relief. Never worked.

    Hang in there becuase my shoulders haven’t hurt in over 6 months. You will find the treatment that works for you and the shoulder pain will be a thing of the past.

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