Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

March 2012

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] This is an exercise in reminding of me things to be thankful for, aka, looking for a bright side.  At the moment I’m dealing with my father’s death a few weeks ago.  It’s also been a year since my bout of unemployment ended. Right now I’m thankful for: Jobness, at a… Continue reading

  • A few common fallacies

    From a poster going around Tumblr.  Some of the examples have been edited a bit to suit myself. A fallacy is any defect in reasoning which destroys an argument’s validity. 1) Ad Hominem. Latin term meaning “against the man.” It is discrediting the opponent instead of his or her argument. For example: “You’re fat, therefore… Continue reading

  • Ending Gender Discrimination in US Health Insurance

    These maps from FuseWashington make a point about the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare”.  Right now, most states allow insurers to charge women more for insurance than men. The Affordable Care Act will ban this practice in 2014.  It will also prevent insurers from refusing to insure those with pre-existing conditions like asthma.  And, y’know, “obesity” is… Continue reading

  • Fat People Die Sooner, Right?

    Reading Michelle’s post on death (cached here if you can’t read it on her site)   got me thinking. How else on earth could you explain a doctor expressing anger and blame at someone for accidentally dying? And to then vent that anger on his grieving wife? You couldn’t. There was no other explanation but the fear of death,… Continue reading

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Former software tester, now retired heart patient having fun and working on building endurance and strength. See also About page.

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