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At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare

- Caitlin Moran (via artvevo)

streetlightarson:

unbossed:

class-struggle-anarchism:

Do you know how much I would know about what’s happening in Ferguson if it wasn’t for social media? Nothing. Zero. 

Ditto.

Jokes aside I feel like we all need to take a minute to thank the people on the streets literally risking their lives bringing us this information with their cell phone video cameras. Furgeson is on media lockdown right now and without the people braving tear gas to bring us this information we’d all be in the dark.

The one on the right is more paleo-compliant, right? Both WAY better than most dressings?

Fish oil: $250 vs $25 / month

Doc’s office called, said 4 Vascepa ≈ 18 over-the-counters per day. (So only 10X more expensive, apparently.)

Said to try 4 over-the-counters per day for 6 months, and we’ll see where we stand.

Engage!

Skype Video Messages on OS X

Pro tip: They’re .mov files in /Users/your_osx_username/Library/Application Support/Skype/your_skype_handle/media/

Turns out Vascepa runs $240/month. (USA health care rant redacted.)

Total cost of 400 softgels above: $19 on sale at Walgreens. $7/month.

So… calling the doctor back today to get his thoughts.

Turns out Vascepa runs $240/month. (USA health care rant redacted.)

Total cost of 400 softgels above: $19 on sale at Walgreens. $7/month.

So… calling the doctor back today to get his thoughts.

Jan 9
I am a lazy bastard in the Nebraskan winters. :(

I am a lazy bastard in the Nebraskan winters. :(

Jan 9

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol

irc.perl.com #paleo chargrill reminded me to re-read The Primal Blueprint chapter on cholesterol (an annual failure to retain on my part), and this excellent looking (at a glance) resource.

Jan 9
Doctor suggested trying Vascepa, a “new, concentrated fish oil” prescription medication. Pictured here is the daily dose, half in the morning, half in the evening.

Doctor suggested trying Vascepa, a “new, concentrated fish oil” prescription medication. Pictured here is the daily dose, half in the morning, half in the evening.

Jan 9
My cholesterol history. Will be interesting to see how the new medication works. Phase 1 of the experiment was going paleo. As you can see, that helped my cholesterol. Phase 2 of the experiment was going cold turkey on my meds. As you can see, that didn’t help. So next 6 months is an experiment with a new med.

My cholesterol history. Will be interesting to see how the new medication works. Phase 1 of the experiment was going paleo. As you can see, that helped my cholesterol. Phase 2 of the experiment was going cold turkey on my meds. As you can see, that didn’t help. So next 6 months is an experiment with a new med.