Sixth Week Summary
2 hours ago
Me: I can't believe that Chip's not here.
Marina: He talked for the entire time last class.
Me: Oh, you took care of him.
Marina: He left here in good health.
|Enough Food to Feed an Army at Freshii in LA|
|"Cirque" at Santa Monica Pier|
|To The Point, Another Organic Restaurant in SD|
|How Most Days Started|
|The Veggie Sandwich at Lotus Cafe|
|Favorite Trees by the Pool|
|On the Outside Wanting In at UCSD|
|The Flower Fields|
|La Jolla Cove|
|More La Jolla Cove|
|Belgian Chocolate & Graham Cracker "Fat Free" Yogurt at The Golden Spoon|
Three minutes is a long time, isn't it?
Think about your fitness goals. If you give 100%, you get 100%. Go to that place -- that deep, dark place.
|Val Ascending Her Very First Route|
Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multi-million dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same.Skloot gets an introduction to the family via Roland Pattillo who was the sole African-American student of George Gey, the one who initially cultured Lacks' cells. Here's a portion of one of Pattillo's first conversations with Skloot:
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are white."
"Is it that obvious?"
"Yes," he said. "What do you know about African-Americans and science?" (50)
"...Cause there's nothin to be scared about with my mother and them cells. I don't want nothin to keep me from learning no more." But in fact there was something that would keep Deborah from learning: she didn't have enough money. Her social security check barely covered her living expenses..(301-302)And Deborah is not the only Lacks descendant who faces financial obstacles. Her son, Sonny, has a quintuple bypass and because he has no insurance, ends up with $125,000 worth of debt which shouldn't be the case when clones of his mother's cells (HeLa) go for $167 dollars a vial...
I sent Cassie a text saying I wasn't feeling well enough for dinner at her place; I couldn't bear the thought of all that solicitous tact. I left work just in time to get home before Heather -- she "does her Pilates" on Monday evenings -- wrote her a note saying I had a migraine and locked myself in my room. Heather tends her health with the kind of tenacious, minute dedication some women devote to flower beds or china collections, but the upside of this is that she accords other people's ailments the same awed respect as her own: she would leave me alone for the evening and keep the sound on the television down. (211)
*In traditional Chinese medicine, vision problems are intimately connected to the Liver meridian, which starts at the top of the big toe and runs up the entire body to the eyes. Treatment for various eye complaints frequently involves stimulating the Liver meridian points to benefit vision...(197)The info above came from the section called Eye Strain and in a gray box titled "Blind with Rage." Hmmm...
Me: You're going to have to spell that for me.I wanted to laugh. Hard. But I didn't because "C" is so serious looking. I think she's Korean but I'm not completely sure. Maybe she was going to write her name in Korean characters because, yes, that would have been even more complicated.
C: If I spell it for you, it's going to be even more complicated.
I am the belt master, she said. Namaste...
You want to breathe like you're trying to fog up a window but with your mouth closed....Score. Fogging up a window makes so much sense...
Explore your emotions -- if you're feeling tense, take a look at the other side of that -- ease...
There was a torrential rainstorm during class that washed the earth clean. I hope that this class washed some of the dust from your soul.
|Cindy at the Start of Dandayamana Dhanurasana or Standing Bow Pose|
|Yoga Journal there...|