Monthly archives: May, 2009

Great TV to listen to

As I’m sure you know, I am a fan of a show called Doctor Who. It has been on TV more or less since the mid 60’s so there’s a lot for the dedicated fan to absorb. As much as I enjoy the show, I think I enjoy the audio plays more. Yes yes, I …

Prop 8

OK, now that prop 8 has been upheld, there is more legal stuff being brought to bear to overturn it again. failing that, people are promising to bring it to another vote as early as next year. This is crazy. Regardless of which way this goes, about half the population of CA will fight it. …

Memorial day

I was watching a baseball game on sunday night when the announcer reminded us to remember the people that have voluntarily put their life in danger for their country. A fair number of them never came home, and there’s no doubt that we owe them a great deal. On this memorial day, and I think …

Favorite sentence of the week

With all of the talk about the credit card stuff going on on DC, this sentence from a podcast I was listening to really stood out. “Everyone thinks that credit is good but debt is bad.” It’s odd how we think differently about credit when we use it as opposed to when we don’t.

I have registered!

After a little cajoling from a friend of mine, I have registered to take the test that is required to get through the teaching program. Next is to get official transcripts in fro all of the schools I’ve been to. And then the tuition (which is thankfully not all that much) and then the course …

The gym is my friend

Wow, going to the gym really makes a big difference for me. One thing that my diagnosis does for me is that it explains how exercise doesn’t have the same effect on me as everyone else. everyone always says, “I love working out, I feel so energized afterwards.” I felt like crap, like my soul …

What? Why didn’t he think about this before?

I really can’t believe Obama said this… “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.” Umm, why didn’t you think …

Adult stem cells or why I hate the FDA

One of the more promising treatments for MS (among a slew of other conditions) is the use of adult stem cells. Unfortunately, here in the US, the media and various groups are obsessed with embryonic stem cells. Those have a lot of promise as a therapeutic method, but they are really controversial. I’m really uncomfortable …

MS treatments

As you might imagine, I’ve been looking into what kind of treatments are available for MS. There are two different fronts when it comes to treating MS. There are things to treat the symptoms and then there are things that try to prevent relapses. Most of the effort and most of what is out there …

I have MS

I was diagnosed with MS this last friday. In one sense, it is a relief. I now at least have an idea of what to expect and can put a name to what has been causing me all of these troubles. Of course, it always sucks getting a diagnosis like this… On the bright side, …