Ain’t No Cure For MS…

I am not a song writer or a singer…. I love Leonard Cohen. However, when I hear him sing Ain't No Cure For Love, I can't help but think Ain't No Cure For MS. So with apologies to Leonard Cohen, here is my version of his song, which you can hear on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7vULqs31Q -…

Want to write something profound about MS, but…

I want to write something profound about MS, but... Some of us have the kind of MS that gives us 'hits' or exacerbations that last for weeks or months or longer, then disappear and we feel more or less ok, until the next hit. And the hits are different for each of us. That's why…

“Kitty” section from Chronic: A Sick Novel

Having grown up with cats, I am biased, but this short excerpt is one of my favorite sections from Chronic: A Sick Novel, a book about four folks with different maladies who live together. The character named Paul has MS, as do I. Deana has Parkinson’s. Bolton is in a wheelchair. Albert is in remission from…

Me and MY MS…

I was talking to a friend, an ex-friend as you shall soon see, about me and my MS. He said I shouldn't call it my MS. "If you do so, it will own you." He also said I shouldn't refer to it at all by name, and that I should meditate to get over it.…

Are MS Warriors Brave?

Recently, my sister and a dear friend both called me brave because of what I do, or try to do, even though I have multiple sclerosis (MS). Folks with MS call themselves MS Warriors. The "warriors" implies bravery. However, I do not feel brave. Typing this and other MS blog posts, writing two novels last…

MS Rant

MS: a rant. Feel free to skip this downer of a post! I am sooooo sick and tired of my MS, and its various symptoms. Sick and tired. All I want to do today is cry, shed tears like a baby in distress. But the tears, they will not come. Can't even get the relief…

Giving Away PDFs of my 2 Novels

I am giving away PDFs of my two novels, one which is available now, and the other which should be available by mid-December. How to get them at the end of this post. Available mid-December (but you can put your request for it in now): Chronic: A Sick Novel.Four people with various maladies--multiple sclerosis (which…