Archive for category: Medicinal Properties

Zen and the Economy of My Words

14 Feb 2002
February 14, 2002 I've got laryngitis. The rest of my body feels fine. In fact, my throat and voice box feel completely normal. It's only when I attempt to speak that I even realize I've got a problem. I'm revisiting puberty as my voice cracks and jumps two octaves without prior notice. But this might be a good thing. Co-workers don't expect you to answer them. In fact, you aren't called upon at meetings to report. If you try, you are given sympathy (a valuable commodity in the workplace). It can be a problem in Read more [...]

A Fairly Odd Viral Convergence

03 Feb 2002
February 3, 2002 We are all sick. All four of us! Fevers, congestion, the whole bit. We have never all been sick at the same time. This is Viral Convergence! I'm emailing Gareth at Jargon Watch immediately about this! It's bad enough when my wife and I are sick. Taking care of two young children when you can barely get out of bed is bad. But dragging yourself out to take temperatures, dole out Motrin, Tylenol, Pediacare, and, finally, Nyquil is really, really bad. There aren't enough different places to lay down Read more [...]
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