Pain In The Neck

I have been awake since 2 AM local time. I had a horrendous neck/head spasm/ache. This is similar to the pain I get every 10 to 14 days except this was my entire neck and not just the left side.

Four ibuprofen, two acetaminophen and an hour of heat later I feel much better, but then again, I should. Of course, pain in the neck could be seen as a metaphor for life, my life. (Sometimes when people describe something as a pain in the neck I will add, “Are you sure you don’t have a lower opinion?”)

I am composing this post using Microsoft Edge as the browser since WordPress has been unable to fix the issues with Firefox. While we are supposed to (finally) take delivery of our new refrigerator today, we have been without a “real” fridge for over a month. My throat is still raw from a horrible reflux episode late Tuesday night.

I am just tired of obstacles, of “death by a thousand paper cuts,” although reflux is no paper cut I can assure you. I really don’t want to hear that I am being given no more than I can handle; I just don’t believe any of that.


This CNBC article reports, once again, on the real world efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine in Israel. The title of the piece tells you all you need to know, “Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic Covid-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine.”

Why so many people have become allergic to facts and so drawn to conspiracy theory lies is beyond me. I weep for the future.


By the way, while the word count now updates in real time in Edge, the toolbar still does not stay on the page as the post lengthens. C’mon, WordPress! What’s up with that?!





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