Face-down on the operating table, I'm not yet numb. This part had escaped my meticulous mental preparation -- not so meticulous after all -- and when I realize that the numbing portion of the day's festivities will involve injections of lidocaine, the familiar effervescence of panic travels across the backs of my arms and into... Continue Reading →

Beyond step counts with Exist

I've tracked data on my daily life since I was seven years old, fiddling with the tiny gold-tone lock on my first daily diary. Later, when I discovered the "quantified self" movement, some larger lock in my brain would release: I didn't only want data, I wanted meaning. I've been searching for this meaning by... Continue Reading →

I accidentally ingested gluten today from a restaurant that FunkyPlaid and I really like that has items marked "gluten-free" on their menu. When this happens I am always torn between never eating at a restaurant again and wanting to be a normal human being. Stupid disease. When this happens the best thing I can do is drink... Continue Reading →

I'll say one thing for a long transit commute and a mildly strenuous job: I hit my daily step goal about four or five days a week without even trying. A few months ago, my Misfit Shine fitness tracker stopped working for a while. I tried to go back to my old fitness tracker, and even flirted with the idea... Continue Reading →

I'm feeling a bit ill tonight after a run of generally good health days. I sometimes forget how precarious that health can be, so tonight's photo is of two gluten-free treats that make me happy. The guide was a gift from Courtney, and I'm looking forward to visiting all of the gluten-free restaurants and bakeries... Continue Reading →

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