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A Late Night Attempt at a Chiropractic Poem

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The daughter of my chiropractors at Beacom Family Chiropractic is holding a poetry contest. I've been intending to do it, I just haven't gotten around to it. Now, I'm doing it.


Over the last 30 minutes here's what I've come up with.

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Ancient communication highways,
ever-changing lanes of transportation,
rivers and their byways.

Delivering messages for friends and family,
messages of things gone wrong,
and others received happily.

Levels higher, now lower,
the banks and edges changing shape,
messages sent faster, now slower.

The fates of businesses and battles depend on,
the words floating along a flowing path,
destiny determined by communication.

Many things can go wrong,
the bank falls in, the water lowers, the river changes its path,
fixed neither by hope nor song.

The way must be cleared,
alignment is the key,
open the way that can be steered.

Now make a change, think fast not slow,
the river is within you,
the path of communication head to toe.

Ner…

The Most Disturbing Thing I've Ever Experienced

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Scarier than jumping out of a plane, being poisoned, vomiting blood, being told you're going to die, being shot at, wrestling alligators, or a car crash, is memory loss.


Yesterday a friend of mine, Scott, sent me a Facebook message.

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U watch "myths and monsters" on netflix yet? ... it's about mythology and books and why/how they write their books .. I thinks its interesting figured youd def like it

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I was playing a great role-playing game called "Call to Adventure" with a couple of friends, so I simply responded.

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I haven't yet, but I'll check it out.

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Today I did check it out. I watched the first episode. I cannot tell if I've watched it before, and that's disturbing.

Even though I had my African ordeal in late 2015, I didn't realize I was having memory issues until a few months later. I slowly noticed that my short term memory was not good, and not getting better. That made sense, whe…

The Meditation Matrix - A Framework for Understanding the Different Types of Meditation

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What types of meditation are there? Many, but I think I have a framework that can help to simplify the issue.


Introduction

You have two basic choices. The first is between sensation and imagination. You can either feel what your body is experiencing, or you can play with the images and impressions that are in your mind. The second choice is between directing your attention and not directing your attention. You can either focus, or just let what happens happen. These two choices form four basic quadrants of meditation.

I'll give quick examples of how each works.

Directed Sensation

When my C1 vertebrae slid into my brainstem in late 2015 I had major issues. One issue was that I didn't even know I had spinal deformities, and I still wouldn't know for another few months. I was still trying to figure out what had gone so wrong in Africa and how to fix it. The pain though, the pain was a constant. Every system in my body was thrown way off.

As you're losing your short term and…

On Writing a Testimonial

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I've been putting this off for months. There is no doubt that my chiropractors have helped, and continue to help, me tremendously. So why haven't I written the testimonial that I said I was going to write yet? Well, there are two reasons.


The first reason is that I keep making progress. It's not a straight path. There is no linear progression. It's somewhat more akin to riding a rollercoaster blind. You know that there are going to be ups and downs, but you don't know when. This means that in the near future, it's always the near future, that I could have a much better conclusion to my testimonial. I'll do it next week when I'm even better, I'll do it next week when I've recovered from this downturn, I'll do it next week when I'm even stronger, etc. Luckily next week has finally arrived, it only took a few months.

The second reason is that the story is quite large, decently long, and pretty complex. I don't want to write a memoir on …

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