Monday, November 19, 2007

Disparateness:

1) I wrote "Fifty Questions for God" during the summer of 2003, when I was incredibly sick and it seemed as if I'd fallen out of time. It was originally published in the literary journal, The Kitchen Sink, in June 2005 and I posted it last week, in a slightly tweaked form, on The Nervous Breakdown:

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/litsa_dremousis/2007/11/fifty-questions.html


2) About once or twice a week, someone lands on this blog after Googling "CFIDS". It's worth noting that in recent months, my mom (who has an acute form of fibromyalgia) and I have benefited from taking coenzyme q10 once daily. We're still symptomatic to the degree that we usually are, but we're able to do more within the course of the day. Detailed info on coenzyme q10 from the Mayo Clinic:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coenzyme-q10/NS_patient-coenzymeq10

And because I had to explain CFIDS again this week to someone who really ought to know better by now, how about a refresher course from the Centers for Disease Control?

http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/cfssymptoms.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/cfsbasicfacts.htm

And from the CFIDS Association of America?

http://www.cfids.org/about-cfids/fact-sheet.asp

3) As everyone with an intact cerebellum knows, Mr. Alexie deservedly won the National Book Award last week. I raise my iced single soy mocha in cheer! Extra baklava forthcoming.

4) And this morning I discovered one of the more prescient quotes in recorded human history:

"In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer."--Mark Twain

3 comments:

christynapier said...

Just out of curiousity I had to click on your link to hell and now I am sitting here laughing out loud and Will wants to know what's up.

Chuck Pefley said...

Litsa, you stumbled and so did I. I've been scanning your blog and my mouth continues agape. Amazing what a small world it sometimes is ... I live nearby in Magnolia -:) To connect via a New York photo blog ... well, reminds me of getting onto a plane at Heathrow bound for Seattle and discover the person in the next seat was somebody with whom I'd gone to high school.

Kind regards,
Chuck

Litsa Dremousis said...

I know: it's a fun and serendipitous way to have discovered each other's work. And like I've said, I think your photos are extraordinary. All the best, Chuck! Litsa