Celebrating The Cold

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Having grown up in South Texas – where the air is hot and humid almost year round, as I got older I welcomed the opportunity to live in places with much cooler climates. It all started when I was in high school, and went to live in Northern Italy as a foreign exchange student. The city that I lived in, …

From The Archives

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My Own Personal Kryptonite April 26, 2009 When Superman was exposed to one particular thing, he immediately lost all of his powers and became weak.  The thing that had such an immediate and pronounced effect on Superman was green kryptonite. Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has his own personal kryptonite – but it’s called winter. Read More: http://www.rheumatoidarthritisguy.com/2009/04/my-own-personal-kryptonite/ Today’s blog post reminded …

Gunky Is Actually A Word?!

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Main Entry: gunk Pronunciation: \ˈgəŋk\ Function: noun Etymology: from Gunk, trademark for a cleaning solvent Date: 1943 : filthy, sticky, or greasy matter — gunky \ˈgəŋ-kē\ adjective My mornings are once again getting gunky. I’m just coming off a three-day weekend, and today my class was online, so it hasn’t been a problem. Yet. First thing tomorrow I have physical …

NPR Fresh Air: A Historian’s Long View On Living With Lou Gehrig’s

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March 29, 2010 In 2008, historian Tony Judt was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a progressive motor-neuron disease that causes the central nervous system to degenerate. Over time, patients lose the ability to move their bodies, but retain full control over their minds. Judt describes the effects of the disease as “progressive …

NRAS: The £1000 Winning Give Raffle

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The Giving Machine have organised a one off charity lottery, the winner will receive £500 for themselves, and £500 to give to their chosen charity! Raffle tickets are just £2.50 each, 75% of which will come straight to NRAS, regardless of whether you win or not. Before you can buy your tickets, you will be asked to either sign in …