10 October 2015


My current header/cover picture on most of my online social media accounts. 🎃🎃🎃

🖺 “October,” illustration by Mildred C. Jones, St. Nicholas, Oct. 1905, 1142. (In the public domain.)

07 October 2015

Good news and bad news

So the sciatic pain about which I complained in August is gone, at least for the time being. However, the routine x‐ray of my lower back incidentally revealed what look like calculi in my kidney, so now I have an appointment with a urologist too. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. 🙂

🖻 Uncredited frontispiece in De ischiade nervosa commentarius, by Domenico Cotugno, Vienna: Apud Rudolphum Gräffer, 1770. (In the public domain.)

• “Sciatica I have,” 21 Aug. 2015.
• “Sciatica ideographs,” 25 Aug. 2015.
• “It seems a warm shower…,” 26 Aug. 2015.

02 October 2015

Holiday convergence

Today is International Day of Non‐Violence, World Smile Day, and one of the days of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (סכות), the feast of booths or tabernacles. One of the symbols of Sukkot is willow (ערבה ʻaraba), the leaves of which are said to represent the human mouth. So use your human mouth today by giving someone a disarming smile and thereby making the world a better place. 👄☺