* - Elephant of Life

'Personal responsibility'.

I had a micronap, and then woke up w/ another manifestation of my illness, won't go into.  The point is, I keep getting knocked down over and over again, leaving little time left to get anything done.

I took care of palstics today, reducing them to three bags ready to go.  A little time on computer - but, once again, it became insanly slow.  So, I rebooted, and once again it didn't restore my session.  Had to again regroup via History.  This is happening more and more, takign up more and more time.

I need to figure out how to move; I need to pack; I need to move; I need to write my doctor; I need to write other letters; I need to get a new green card; etc., etc., etc.  NO TIME.

My dog has had a problem with ear mites.  I tried treating it but it keeps coming back.  It's only one ear.  He keeps shaking his head and fur, which is annoying.  Today, outside, I noticed that ear was slightly flopped down.  Normally, Akita ears are perked to a strong point.  So, i sat down, and checked it out.  I felt a lump the size of an egg yolk.

It has happened before, that he gets a serious issue precisely at a time I NEED him not to.  Now, it is during this pandemic.  I cringe even when I walk him down the sidewalk - I REALLY do not want to walk him to the vet.  Virus on the sidewalk, from passer-byes, from people and pets at the vet.  And just when I am trying to find a day to go shopping - after which, my CFS requires me to rest for a week.

I don't know how urgent this is.  Maybe it is a cancer.  Maybe it is inflammation due to him scratching it - which he doesn't do much.  I hugged him after I saw it.  Always, this pain keeps following me, grabbing at my heals, and there it goes - another loss.  Another lost life and love all for the want of time.

The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: Tripping on nothing?


A new study suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects on consciousness in the literature relating to psychedelic drugs. Indeed, 61% of the participants in the experiment reported some effect after consuming the placebo.

New York Quickly Builds Thousands Of Emergency Hamptons Mansions To Shelter Wealthy


EAST HAMPTON, NY—In an effort to rapidly meet the needs of those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, New York officials announced Tuesday that they were quickly building thousands of emergency Hamptons mansions to shelter wealthy residents. “We allocated hundreds of million dollars in state funding and…


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Psychologists: So-Called ‘Dr. Fauci’ Just A Figment Of Nation’s Collective Imagination


WASHINGTON—Revealing that the mental projection represented the combined hopes and needs of a deeply unsettled populace, psychology experts announced Monday that the figure referred to by Americans as “Dr. Anthony Fauci” was merely a figment of the nation’s collective imagination. “In trying times like these, it’s…


How forgiveness can create a more just legal system | Martha Minow


Pardons, commutations and bankruptcy laws are all tools of forgiveness within the US legal system. Are we using them frequently enough, and with fairness? Law professor Martha Minow outlines how these merciful measures can reinforce racial and economic inequality -- and makes the case for creating a system of restorative justice that focuses on accountability and reconciliation rather than punishment.