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Caffeine Really Is A Drug!

I’ve been essentially caffeine-free for about five years now. After my stroke, when the migraines got progressively worse, all sorts of things that never bothered me before suddenly began serving as migraine triggers. Peanut butter. Bananas. Yoghurt. Onions. And caffeine. Now, caffeinated soft drinks I can do without. In fact, I can do without soft…

Our Philadelphia Staycation

Mr. Z and I are celebrating America’s Fourth of July holiday with that great new American tradition, the STAYCATION! Later I’ll blog about how I began my staycation on July 3rd. Yesterday, Mr. Z and I staycated in style, cleaning out a large and extraordinarily untidy closet. Triumphant but exhausted, we elected to go out…

Are You Getting Your Daily Coyote?

Fellow Scienceblogger Steve Higgins over at Omnibrain introduced me to the Daily Coyote. I have fallen in love. And I bet you will, too.

Apologia for Unpublished Comments

I finally had a chance to check in and I discovered three comments languishing in the junk folder, waiting for me to promote them to publication. A few were weeks old. I’m really sorry about that. I’m involved in a 24/7 caretaking situation and just don’t have much spare time. I’ll try to pay attention…

A Word About Comments

The last week or so, some of you may have noticed that you submit a comment and it doesn’t show up in the comments thread right away. I’m assuming you get the message that the comment is being held for approval by the blog owner. At least I hope so. Please note: you are not…

Dusting Off the Brain

Hello again, everybody. I’ve not exactly been blogging up a storm lately, have I? Well, I am feeling better this week so I’m hoping to get back to a more regular blogging schedule – in between sneezes and sniffles from spring allergies. It’s absolutely gorgeous here today and I can practically hear the hostas sprouting…

I’ll Be Back Soon…

I don’t know if you’ve missed me, but I’ve missed blogging these last two weeks. However, my body has demanded a period of healing and I have acquiesced. The neck and shoulder are screaming less these days, and tomorrow I get my next botox treatment for the migraines, so I’m thinking by next week I…

My laptop appears to be suddenly dying, one component at at time…first the touchpad went away, and now the keyboard doesn’t work. I can still operate it with an external mouse and keyboard but I’m afraid it’s about to die on me completely. Fortunately I have everything backed up but if it does die, I’m…

Limping Into 2007

Happy New Year to everyone, and long overdue holiday greetings and all that to all the Zuskateers out there. I didn’t intend to be away from the blog for so long, but life has interfered. Same old story: migraines, illness, family health issues. A wicked cold before Christmas that just wouldn’t go away…though, you know,…

Meaningless Fun!

Got this from Kate, who got it from Coturnix, who was apparently sent there by Shelley….Factorizer! I swear I am not making this up. This is what it gave me the first time: “If God had a name, it would be Zuska.” The second time it said “Zuska plays Minesweeper with real mines.” Hee. It…