I’ve been MIA because my husband had a retinal tear and then a blood clot in his heart after the procedure, and once we got him stented up and geared away, we went on a ten day vacation to the Upper Peninsula (instead of Maine because of all of the above). Then after returning, we have had (and are having) lots of company Which is nice because distractions are nice when you are a full time care-taker.
More company coming Tuesday and Thurs. until Sunday.
But thought I’d drop you a note to ponder: I’ve been telling you for years I didn’t believe conventional medicine had it right regarding cholesterol. I have high cholesterol- very high according to them, usually in the mid-high 200’s. But I have really high HDL, I’m not overweight, low tryglicerides, low sugar, low blood pressure (I do not have metabolic syndrome). I have refused statins for twenty years.
My doctor talked me into a coronary calcium score which measures hard plaque build up in the arteries in your heart. Which I had to pay for personally at $250. My score: ZERO.
And that is after I haven’t exercised as much as I should lately.
And of course, I eat carnivore most of the time, though I eat more like keto this time of year with such good veggies out of the garden.
So ponder on that the rest of the week and I should show up a week from Monday.
I love words so I write them. I’ve been doing that since I was old enough to read. I am a published literary writer and I was an adjunct English professor at Northern Michigan University for many years. I write and live and love off the grid on 35 acres and a trout stream in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with my son, Joshua, who has Down Syndrome, and with an English Shepherd dog named Maggie, and with my husband when he can make it here which isn’t often. This blog started out being about my work, and it will continue to be. ( I’m working on a novel about premonitions and dreams.) But this blog is also about living off the grid and about my experimentation with diet—most recently the Carnivore Diet. I started on the Ketogenic diet, but have moved into Carnivore. How long, I don’t know. But I’ve become interest in the effects of diet on not just my health, but on creativity. And I’m interested in the effects of the diet on my dreams.
Ah, dreams... The day before my son was born, my mother “dreamed” or was told my son would have Down Syndrome, something she told my brother ahead of time. I’ve never known what to make of that. So I’m interested in prophetic dreams, lucid dreaming, creativity and dreams, night terrors. Who isn't interested in that? I’m interested in Freud (more Jung) and Einstein’s theories of time and how their ideas inform my dreams. I’m interested in mining a deeper relationship with a dream world not confined to daytime experiences, and how the night might inform a more fully imagined daytime “reality.” And vice-versa. Which is the dream?? I’m exploring dreams of all sorts. Come explore with me…
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