Relief From The Heat

The thunderstorm has lowered our temperature about 20 degrees, to 75 degrees F.  The wind’s blowing something fierce, and trees are losing some of their leaves.  I hope that’s not too painful for the trees. 🙂  I tried to catch a shot of the lightning, but that’s an ability I haven’t mastered yet — I’m always a split second too late.

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The Internet’s Best Reactions To The Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

https://www.distractify.com/marriage-is-so-gay-1218933483.html?ts_pid=2

Farah Brook
New York, New York · 181 followers · Yesterday at 8:38am ·
can’t wait for the open weed bar at my kid’s gay wedding

Zach Broussard @ZachBroussard
Remember when I said I wouldn’t get married until gay people everywhere had the right to? Well I could really use some extra time.

Journal of the American Medical Association: Marijuana is Medicine

http://cascadiavape.com/2015/06/26/marijuana-is-medicine-journal-of-the-american-medical-association-concludes/

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association…

https://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2338266

Findings:  Use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence…

10 illnesses helped by cannabis

https://420amindianvetactivist.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/10-illnesses-helped-by-cannabis/

DEPRESSION

Pharm Choice: Antidepressants like Zoloft and Prozac increase levels of the vital neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain

Side Effects: Decreased libido, birth defects, increased suicide in those under 25. Can trigger potentially fatal “Serotonin Syndrome.”

Why Pot’s Better: Provides safe, controlled euphoria. Those switching from Zoloft to pot report improved outlook.

Pot’s Drawbacks: Improved outlook makes repeats of Friends actually seem funny…

Disinterest

https://lookingforthemissingme.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/maybe-i-shouldnt-be-here-anymore/

Kat said:  “I said he should be interested in what i talk to him about, because that’s what people who like each other do.”

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, especially as it applies to my own family, none of whom are interested in learning about chronic pain or what I deal with every day.  I’ve been thinking about how I would react if one of my family members also suffered from a chronic medical condition…  and I don’t think I would ever choose disinterest. In fact, I would do my own research in case I could find something that would help them.

In the past, I’ve made excuses for my family’s disinterest. Lots and lots of excuses. But I think I’m done with that now. I get more support from the blogging community than I do from my own family, and I think that says a lot.

So, to all of you bloggers who have shown interest in me — just want to say gracias, amigas. 🙂

(Photo taken 5/23/2015.)