health, life

On Being Chronically Ill

Someone else who's chronically ill said one time that they never posted or talked about it. They didn't want who they are or what they achieve to be marked in any way by being sick. I thought I resonated with that, and I slowed down posting about having Chiari. I've always rebelled against the idea… Continue reading On Being Chronically Ill

farm life, health

The Changes We Make

Years ago my mom would come home with these face masks and tell me to wear them for dusty jobs. Hauling hay, cleaning the tack shed, stripping the stall, mowing, and more would come with the admonition that it would be better to wear one. Flu season would come with the suggestion to wear one… Continue reading The Changes We Make