Happy SMIZZmas: my holiday message to you

It’s the annual Smizz Christmas card!! I couldn’t decide which one to share, so I’m sharing them as a collection. As we celebrate the holidays, and enter into a new year – let’s remind ourselves that love is trust, empathy, humanity, mutual aid, and care. A society built on such love is a strong society—probablyContinue reading “Happy SMIZZmas: my holiday message to you”

Discussion: What it feels like to have significant “fatigue” rather than just being “tired”

The medical term for tiredness is “Fatigue”. It covers basically any word that could be used to describe tiredness – from exhaustion, lethargy, and listlessness, ect. It covers both physical and mental tiredness. Often both impending into each other, if a person experiences physical tiredness for long enough, it will often create a mental tiredness too. Many ofContinue reading “Discussion: What it feels like to have significant “fatigue” rather than just being “tired””

Trying to Understand Early Russian Formalism & the Smizz Life

1. ABSENTATION: A member of a family leaves the security of the home environment Picture: It’s a few years ago. I left for America. I love America.  Except I wasn’t leaving home on my usual terms. I was feeling super run-down. I had been having nightsweats, bone pain, this insane fatigue that wouldn’t subside. The UKContinue reading “Trying to Understand Early Russian Formalism & the Smizz Life”

Explain A Patients Reaction To….

I look back on my life so far, and I ponder for a moment and wonder how I’ve got so far (yet also so far  to go). I reflect and think, yo, did that really happen? That was AMAZING! Or that was pretty horrific, why didn’t I see the difficulty at the time. Why wasContinue reading “Explain A Patients Reaction To….”

Smizz’s Top 10 Movies of 2013

This year has been hard, like REALLY hard to pick out good top 10 worthy movies. I’m not sure what’s happening out there – but this year has seen a whole-lot of a bunch of  films that were just kind of “Meh”- They were enjoyable, but did it give me any food for thought, orContinue reading “Smizz’s Top 10 Movies of 2013”

THANKZ Y’ALL!

I think about the blanket of care I have received over this past year. And it astounds me. It really genuinely amazes me that I never knew it existed for me, until I needed it to. My friends & Family have all been amazing and supportive. My colleagues.  Strangers. People on Twitter. Doctors, and nurses & everyone elseContinue reading “THANKZ Y’ALL!”

Trying to Help to try and Fight The Good Fight!

  Hi friends! Let me tell you a story.  Just over a year ago, I read “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” by the awesome Haruki Murakami, which inspired me to want to challenge myself to run a half-marathon. I made a tumblr blog, and bought a book on how to run aContinue reading “Trying to Help to try and Fight The Good Fight!”

See ya 2012, Aloha 2013!

2012 was the best year of my life so far, believe it or not. The new year always makes me real nervous because I dunno if i can handle the anxiety of living up to great stuff happening. I can be a bit of cynic. Great things can’t last forever, right? But all I canContinue reading “See ya 2012, Aloha 2013!”

This much I do know: (reflection on 2012 & life in general)

Intro: 2012 has been a year of awesomeness but a huge steep learning curve for me. Things started off amazing. I got the SITE Gallery Residency, met some awesome people, and I quit Coca-Cola, I still had my bookstore job and things felt good. But I started to feel really unusually tired, and worn down.Continue reading “This much I do know: (reflection on 2012 & life in general)”