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rwboughton Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1954, lifelong resident, writing, literature, coffee enthusiast.  I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in July of 2007.   
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character by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) One finds, as one lives and grows older, that he has all along been developing a life philosophy – by trial and error, through experience, through education and knowledge, ... Read on »
caught in the act by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I have taken lately to closing the front gate when I leave the house, not for fear of robbery but for fear that the big fat brown dog who regularly patrols the neighborhoo ... Read on »
More Adventures by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I've said it before and I'll say it again. Walking to the nearby store always comes with an adventure of some sort, whether that involves chatting with a new friend, seein ... Read on »
Propaganda by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) More and more often, we see common people expressing uncommonly vicious opinions, inspired by what they see, very much in passing, on the social networks. By “common”, I ... Read on »
Reset by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It seems that for years I have constantly had to press the reset button, return to what is really only history, restore the original, unalterable visage of ruin. One falls a ... Read on »
Men at Work by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) They're always building things here in south Bali. Erecting, improving, modernizing - joining the 21st century. I appreciate that. But the thing is, all these projects, wher ... Read on »
Ill by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Well, truly, I had intended to post more here during the holiday season, but, as I turned out, I was sick or the holiday season, and I'm still sick. Coughing, sore throat, e ... Read on »
A Christmas Story by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) When I was very young, time did not exist. Or at least that was so on Christmas Day. There was this Christmas and the next and the next and each and all were one and the sam ... Read on »
Cat by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So I've ended up with a cat. I don't like cats. I was praying for a new laptop or an e-reader, and I got a cat. Did I mention that I don't like cats? And yet this cat seem ... Read on »
Evening Stroll by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Always such a pleasure to take an evening stroll in Renon, especially on mild evenings such as this. It is always an adventure of some sort - a quiet adventure of chance mee ... Read on »
Old Times by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I sure miss my parents and my brother sometimes. For a moment, a split second, it feels as if they had died just yesterday, or indeed as if I could go home and they would be ... Read on »
Disconnect by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nowadays, communication is practically instantaneous - a miracle of modern technology. And yet it often seems that more vital, longer lasting relationships were forged and p ... Read on »
Gotta Love It by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Gotta love it. I left my newly bought pack of cigarettes on the table at the nearby Circle K, came home, eventually realized I had left the cigarettes, and so drove back to ... Read on »
We Are the World by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Really, we all have so much in common. We should concentrate on those things, rather than on our differences. For instance, we all suffer from itches that cannot be scratche ... Read on »
Takers by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I've always made things very easy for takers. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I believe that they will eventually learn something and begin to give in return. Yet, I mu ... Read on »
What's on Your Mind? by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Three chairs and a table that I've always intended to paint. The tree that is sprouting new leafs and shedding old ones, not more than a stick when we first placed it there ... Read on »
Night on the Town by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) "It was late and every one had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light." --Ernest Hemingway, A Clean ... Read on »
Coffee Critic by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I think I'll become a coffee and cuisine critic, specializing in those establishments less often (or perhaps never) frequented by the general public. O-Bin coffee, located o ... Read on »
Pak Botak by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Why is it that people here think baldness is so hilarious? I swear, whenever I go outside my house, I'm like as not to have someone shout "Pak Botak!" It's almost like bei ... Read on »
Toothless by rwboughton Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A beggar just showed up at my door wanting money to replace her missing teeth. Ironic, that. She showed me hers, I showed her mine. Show and tell. I explained that if I had ... Read on »