Personality

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, But whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” — Proverbs 10:19 For some reason people have gotten it into their heads recently that I’m an extrovert. Hah. Hahaha. Hah. No. I guess maybe this is because I don’t have a problem telling a joke that I’ve learned from…

Joyful Decisions About the Future

Earlier about a week or two ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about the future. We were reflecting about how friends around us are growing up and moving on in some ways, while we are just kinda supposed to stay put where we are for right now. It seemed kinda depressing at…

Can I Tell You A Story?

This is the story of a boy and a girl who met, fell in love, then chose to love, and spent the rest of their lives together. Once upon a time, there was a boy. He was growing up on a small farm, surrounded by two other farms, so that every one he knew growing…

Re: Consolidation of Rural Fire Districts

My email to the County Commission concerning their insane idea: Hello! My name is Noah !@#$%^&*(), and I live in the Lebanon Volunteer Fire District, on the border with the Bahama VFD. I heard that a vote is scheduled for Monday to potentially consolidate Durham County’s rural fire districts. I have some concerns about this.…

American Unemployment Understood

America’s high unemployment is due to three major factors: 1) increased mechanization, leading to the need for less workers (this is the primary reason), and 2) the world has been rebuilt, the Marshall Plan is over, and America is no longer the world’s only major producer, and 3) unsustainable debt and inflation. What do I…

Update: Life Is Life

So… Let’s go over the last two months of my life or so. This isn’t really in any exact order. Um, I had the tilt-table test for POTS at Duke about a month and a half ago. Doctor Kanter said it’s definitely POTS, a form of Dysautonomia. I’ve written about my battle with this illness…

“Why Do You Have A Cane?”

Recently a bunch of friends have been asking me why I have a cane and if I’m alright. Well, no. Not really. I’m surviving, but recently just hasn’t been very good. Last week (7/14-20/13), my vitals (heart rate and blood pressure, henceforth referred to as hr/bp) started going a little crazy, and my POTS symptoms…