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I used to be a blogger

There was a time when I happily blogged about things and shared rants, recipes and random trivia with people through the internet. After taking a long break and trying to get back to it, I’m not having much luck.

There was a time when I would have written up a passionate rant trying to [...]

Cooking and eating

I’ve been getting back in the swing of cooking around here again but not back in the swing of blogging about it. During my recent silent period I did a bunch of work in the back yard of the house, including finally putting in those raised beds that I’ve been talking about installing in the [...]

My brother

Chad in clinic Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

My brother and his lovely girlfriend are both doctors. They’re spending the summer doing doctorly work in Haiti and Megan sent some photos today. This one is of my brother at work in the clinic. They’re also both spending some time each week learning Creole and playing [...]


The issue of Genetically Modified Organisms first came to my attention when I started seeing headlines about lawsuits over patents on corn. While I am generally a fan of technology and I don’t shun things like immunizations, the idea of patented food raised real red flags for me, especially as more cases surfaced of the [...]

Out from under

I think I’m out from under the worst of the sinus infection and getting my workload back under control. Just in time, of course, to jump back into the thick of things as Green Ronin is exhibiting at two shows over the same weekend! Steve and Hal are taking off for Origins in the east [...]


Keep meaning to blog, keep failing.

I was going to blog about my negative feelings on “mystique marketing”. Failed. I was going to blog about Kate’s encroaching teen-ness and middle school cliques. Failed. I was going to blog about the recipes I’ve been trying or meaning to try. Also failed. I was going to blog [...]

Food is Fuel

Doctors appointment at the crack of dawn tomorrow but today was all about the fennel broth.

Met with the nutritionist today. It’s energizing to be told I’m doing the right things. She seems to find me amusing, she laughs a lot. “Oh Nicole!” she gasps, and writes things down. She asks about my recent cooking [...]

A sliver of my day

Today was like driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Or rather, I was headed in the right direction but inexplicably everyone around me was going the wrong way. The world outside my house is in retrograde!

I tried to go to the post office this afternoon. For some reason it was a complete [...]

Tonight is CPAP night

Pramas goes in for his CPAP titration tonight. We attended an acclimation appointment earlier this week and he did great. With apologies to Codrus and others who haven’t been able to comfortably use their CPAP machines, Chris seemed to ease into it pretty well to my untrained eye. He looked completely relaxed, kind of meditative [...]


Malaise –noun 1. a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease. 2. a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.

I really don’t know what the heck is up with me. I’m not sick enough to be sick but man, I am not “well” either. [...]