"What is to give light must endure burning"
back pain continues
| there are few things I like less | In the past I had been plagued with lower back pain, ascribed ~variously~ to weak muscles, kidney stones, a range of gastrointestinal problems | Now the problem is in the upper back ~a strained, sprained or torn deltoid muscle | chief symptom: Spasms | wonderful! [not!] | Puts me out from work, has me so distracted at times I cannot even get work at home accomplished |
side benefits of back pain
I've begun to do a bit of sketching, somewhat along the lines of my "boots" picture [above right], in that I take the everyday stuff right in front of me and show in in a way that may seem unfamiliar | As I get some of the work scanned, I'll put it up for you to see |
I've also been reading more | Below are some magazines I've been looking at recently | Each of these provides a fresh perspective not brought up in mainstream media, which is too bad, for the points of view presented are vital and warrant review |
Perservation, the flagship publication for the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Sun, no advertising; and "...regularly printing pieces that are too risky, too personal, too sad, too something" for mainstream media
American Prospect; "...a magazine of public ideas, firmly committed -- however unfashionably -- to a belief in public improvement"
Earth Island, brainchild of environmental activist David Brower, "...through education and activism, ...promoting the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth"; and
Townsend Letter, "the examiner of medical alternatives"
But back to where I started, now it's time to go to first the doc, then to physical therapy | Oh joy! | That's it for now |