Friday News Bites: Cosby Comeuppance, Confederacy Crackdown + More

Happy Friday, one and all. I am looking forward to the weekend because my birthday is on Sunday, but yes, yes, let’s get to the actual news. Lots to cover, so let’s get started:

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Book Review: Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro

When I was ten years old, I decided I would no longer eat pork. Partly brought on by the appreciation for the animal itself, I realized that I’d never much liked pork to begin with. Rather than say to people something like, “Well, I hate pork chops, but sometimes I end up eating sausage when my mom makes red beans and rice,” it was easier to eliminate it entirely.

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Six Years of Exhaustion: Living With Chronic Illness

Having lived with chronic fatigue syndrome for six years, and fibromyalgia for at least four years, I wish I could tell you that I’ve made peace with my illnesses. Though I’ve made progress in how I manage my symptoms, I still struggle with knowing that This will never go away.

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Friday News Bites: Chapel Hill Shooting, Network Shake-ups + More

Happy Friday, everyone. You can’t see it right now, but I’m making very disappointed faces in Brian Williams’ direction. Let’s get started with that and other news stories that caught my eye this week.

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Friday News Bites: Arts, SCIENCE! + More

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, everyone! If you’re celebrating the holiday today, whether at a party or with your munchkins, I hope you have a fun time. We’ve got a lot of science-y links to cap off the week, as well as the usual mixed bag of things I found interesting. Let’s get to it.

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Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.

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3 Facts You May Not Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the past, I’ve written a fair amount about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, covering subjects like parenting, managing expectations, and just how I think I got it in the first place. Because I am still a relatively busy person when it comes to writing and involvement in my local creative community, it’s important that people have information about how this misunderstood condition affects a person’s life. I have limitations in what I can accomplish on any given day, but if I can use some of that available energy to help one more person understand why, then I have done some good. Besides, I’m certainly not the only one struggling with this illness, and the more information the public has, perhaps the sooner we will be able to effectively treat it.

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Parenting with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Update

In my previous post about parenting two children while having chronic fatigue syndrome, my daughter was in school and I felt much worse at the time. I’m pleased to say I’ve made some progress.

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