Unwellness does not suit me. Hoping to get better soon. I had to break down and use cortisone ointment to deal with a patch of psoriasis on the back of my neck that was driving me nuts. Nothing else helps. Even a little topical cortisone is very bad news, so I'm being careful. My mouth still is bothering me though almost healed.
This interlude of sloth is leading to too much web surfing, and the things I'm uncovering are upsetting me a lot. Looking for pictures of Puno, I stumbled on the blogs of a simply awful man who has been adventuring in Peru. He is a gun nut and Christian Dominionist who has been fooling around with Shamans in the jungle and god knows what else he's been up to. He posted a photo of his crappy looking aging self leering at a totally disgusted-looking young Peruvian woman. A proud achievement was leaving a puddle of pee on the flagstones in front of the condor statue in Peru. Which he took a photo of! I looked at it, so you don't have to.
Long ago, when I started this blog, I wrote about a distressing article in the NYT featuring a young woman who was busily ruining her life and calling it success. She just wrote one of those "memoirs" that seem so fashionable right now, about how she has continued to fall apart over the years, showing amazing resilience, considering that a normal woman would have died or gone completely crackers long ago. She also wrote an anti Girls screed that showed, mostly, how angry she was that someone who was not as totally bonkers as she is was so successful. I'm not linking, because I don't want this whack job coming over here.
I suspect a deliberate element of encouraging unbalanced women to get way out there and make asses of themselves, which is leading to a spate of these "confessional" pieces. They get a lot of hits, which is what so many sites are about.
If you want to experience the fun and games, you can look up Mimi or Ruth Fowler. But Mr. Christian Wacko Gun Nut is too scary even to mention his name here. He's no crazier than Mimi but a lot more destructive.