Friday, March 23, 2012

     I have a new essay up.  The ending to Mass Effect 3 got up in my nose.  The only way to purge the stink, write an essay about it.

Friday, March 2, 2012

     I hate doctors.  It is rather atavistic of me, but it's true.  So I put off seeing a doctor about "the-flu-that-wouldn't-die" until yesterday.  Wouldn't you know it, I had a classic panic attack in the doctor's office, freaking her out with an incredibly high blood pressure and a heart rate through the roof.  Funny thing, less than an hour after I left the doctor's office, my BP had dropped thirty points, though my heart rate's only now settling down.
     I REALLY hate doctors.  From my childhood illnesses through my late parents' tribulations with doctors, tests, and misdiagnoses, my experience of them has been overwhelmingly negative.  My heart rate is back to its normal resting rate of 72.  It was over 90, topping 99 during the afternoon yesterday.  My BP hasn't completely settled, it's still a little high, but I'm on antibiotics, I'm sick as a dog, my throat and my head ache, so I won't be able to tell if I'm mildly hypertensive or not for the next week or so.
     God, I hate doctors.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

     Tired with Wired.  Heh, I'm a poet, who knew?  Back to Wired, man am I sick of their web site.  It's been building for months and this last bit, with the sensationalistic publication of more "We doomed in 2012!" stories has broken my back.  So no more.
     My irritation with Daily Kos is a little less extreme.  The founder, Kos (Markos  Moulitsas), seems not to want to take no for an answer.  When he proposed Republican-style fun-and-games with the primaries, most of the members said, "No way!"  But he continues to harp on it to no end, despite that his "Operation Hilarity" failed in Michigan.  Rather than go down in infamy with a hate-filled rant, I'll just stay away from the site for a couple months.  There's enough aggravation in the world without needlessly creating more for myself.
   March is the BIG MONTH for me.  The first of my published works will gain new life as Kindle ebooks on Amazon.  I hope to have fourteen short stories and a short novel up by April.