Earlier this week, we watched the PBS American Experience episode ‘Influenza 1918’ that originally aired in 2018. You can find it streaming on PBS affiliate stations through April and then via the Passport option. Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. The flu would kill more than […]
Went to my PCP today. Wore a mask. Had a very large uncomfortable nasal swab. I have influenza. I am resting and pushing fluids. I feel like a truck ran over me. So blogging may be sporadic. Fortunately, I have soup, kittens, and Ledcat.
I’m living these days with a good old fashioned nasty cold. The sort that doesn’t let you rest without aches or wheezing or existential grief. My pragmatic self had stocked up on soup, tissue, and generic nyquil. My better half trundled off to the store for ginger ale. I even managed a shower without hacking […]
Update: For those who are new to my blog, I am living with disability but this post is intended to explore how getting a routine sickness exacerbates things – in this case, how the flu impacts our everyday queerability, not to suggest the flu is the same thing as a disability! Sorry for any confusion. […]
Did you feel a lot of pressure with January’s NaBloPoMo? As I wrap up my fourth month of continuous daily blogging, I have to admit that January was a pressure month. A few times, I felt pressured to come up with something – anything – to write about on my blog. Other days, the ideas […]