Some peace while putting the pieces together

I am creating this at the new coffee shop in town. The owner and I just talked about a concept we're calling a "bright ripple". The bright ripple starts with one, builds to two, and keeps growing. It's positive action growing exponentially until it creates a tsunami of bright beauty and chases off the dark. Everyone get your boards and surf the ripple!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Say It Loud and Proud- Morgellons!

Last year my house was featured in Natural Homes Magazine's column "Can You Green This?"(see My primary reason for taking a green approach in remodeling/ clean-up was to remove toxins. The article outlines what I planned to do. I followed through on my plans and over last fall cleaned up the place, insulated, rewired, and had the foundation repaired. Jessica, NHM editor, liked that I'd jumped on the projects,kept track of cost and wrote about my experience; she suggested a follow-up article. Tomorrow a professional photographer comes to record my humble abode.

What's this got to do with Morgellons? Hold on. A couple days back I had a long telephone conversation with Susan, NHM writer, and we talked extensively about my home and why I did what I did. Of course, she was noting everything.

"What was the medical reasons for cleaning up the place?" she asked.

"I had a condition called Morgellons."


"Google it. It's pretty controversial." I could hear her fingers tapping on the keyboard and typing up my words.

She asked a good deal about the changes I'd noticed since I cleaned out toxins. Always the scientist, I let her know I couldn't quantify the effects (though I suspect there are ways to do this). I told her my mom had visited and said she could breathe better in my house and didn't wake up feeling "stuffed-up". Pretty anecdotal, but it's what I shared.

Later in the day, I emailed some thoughts on the article to Susan. I told her making an effort to get rid of toxins brought me a kind of peace. Peace is good for this condition (see yesterday's blog).

She has asked me several time, "Is there anything else I should include?". Thoughts. Reasons. Inspiration. I want her to mention Morgellons. In an internationally distributed magazine, chances are it will have impact. The less this condition is hidden, the less chomp it has. In fact I'm taking the approach of saying it loud and proud- Morgellons!

1 comment:

  1. I hope that brings some attention to the cause Joe!