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Calvin B. Patient Expert

Washington DC, District of Columbia
I'm a writer who lives in DC. I blog about fibromyalgia and other things at http://fibromyalgian.blogspot.com.
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Dear USA: You Embarrass Yourself (and, Worse, Me) by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I was watching OPB -- Oregon Public Broadcasting -- yesterday. Specifically, "Rick Steves' Europe." The show was a treatise on how they make the show, which I'm a fan of, ... Read on »
A Toast To My Health! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Last evening I drank a bottle of Robitussin with dinner. It made a poor accompaniment to lime chicken with broccoli and rice. Huh. Maybe I should have prefaced that by wr ... Read on »
Faithlessness Is the New Black by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia The fastest growing religion in the US: None. From 1990 to 2001, people who have no religion/are atheists/are agnostic grew 6.6 percent, from 8.4 to 15.0 percent of ... Read on »
Dear Ten Percent Of Portland: by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yes, I have a cigarette. I definitely could spare one. However, I'm not about to set a precedent that would have me give away two cartons a week. So I lie to you and, as ... Read on »
Burn This Computer by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I just read Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury. My understanding is that most high schoolers are forced to read it. Somehow, I wasn't. And so I didn't side with the fire ... Read on »
Christ Abhors Christianity by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Matthew 18:6-7: "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drow ... Read on »
The Liberal Media Isn't Giving Us the Whole Story (Of Course!) by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia An awful and disgusting thing happens when one is told of a murder committed with a claw hammer. One immediately wonders, and actually hopes to learn: Which end did the k ... Read on »
WHAT TO DO WHEN A LINK IS BROKEN/DOESN'T TAKE YOU ANYWHERE: by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia This very very likely means you're reading a post that originated from Essays About Anything. So, to check out whatever link doesn't work, you should be able to get it easily ... Read on »
Sex Is Medicine by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia ...And our sick and wrong world with its sick and wrong religions considers celibacy, chastity and especially virginity to be virtues. ...Deadly Virtues (ominous bum-BUM ) ... Read on »
Overheard In Portland: by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia "Just speak, don't talk." I was having coffee on a couch near Couch Street and one of the two people sitting next to me broke this pearl out in the heat of an argument. ... Read on »
Evolution Is Just A Theory by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia "In casual speech scientists don't use the term theory in a particularly precise fashion." For instance: "Einstein's relativity is usually called 'the theory of relativity' wh ... Read on »
People Don't Die From Cancer by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia It's True! Tell Everyone! Cancer Is A Hoax Perpetrated On The World By The Medical-Insurance-Pharmaceutical Complex! It's The Biggest Lie Of Our Generation! No One Is Safe! ... Read on »
Deep Thoughts, by Calvin Bandini by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I have a mug full of writing utensils next to my computer. One is a marker: MARKS-A-LOT. Every time I see it, sitting at my desk almost daily, I become more convinced tha ... Read on »
America: The Christian Nation That Rejects Christ by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia This nation full of Christians is full of a bunch of Christian hypocrites. Read this article by Bill McKibben in Harper's Magazine. Here are some highlights from the arti ... Read on »
Gun Control by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia She got home to find me sipping Syrah and watching television. "How was work?" She tossed her keys onto the small table by the window where we used to eat dinner toge ... Read on »
I'VE RETURNED TO BLOGGING, to blogging on THIS site, and promise to do so forevermore by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Quite a while ago, creating a new blog just when this one was developing a nice readership seemed like a good idea. Of course, it wasn't. And so I'm coming back home ... Read on »
NEW POSTS CAN BE FOUND HERE! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia http://calvinbandini.blogspot.com/ http://calvinbandini.blogspot.com/ http://calvinbandini.blogspot.com/ It seems I'm not writing about fibro any more. New posts can ... Read on »
LAZINESS IS POSTING AN E-MAIL! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Someone e-mailed me, having just found out that I have fibro through the Interwebs. She told me she has been in pain for years and her doctor, who has been giving he ... Read on »
WITHDRAWAL! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia I'm detoxing for the holidays. Stepping down off Percocet 10/325s by increments of one pill every five days. Right now I'm taking four per day instead of the normal ... Read on »
PSEUDO-ADDICTION! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Fast Fact and Concept #69: Pseudoaddiction BY David E. Weissman, MD [Reprinted here to suit myself. I thank Dr. Weissman for his work. -Ed.] The term Pseudo ... Read on »