Day 2: Fun and Games With Microsieverts

November 1, 2014

So we’re getting close to 48 hours of radioactivity here at chez Berri.Yesterday I was up and down and today feels more of the same. I’m pretty tired (though I may in fact, just be tired) and so have slept a fair amount. I get headaches from time to time. My mouth and eyes are dry. […]

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“With over a hundred millicuries, there’s no fun and games”

October 31, 2014

The tech had just invited a resident to watch me taking my dose of radioactive iodine. I remarked that I was eager to photograph the pill. That wasn’t allowed–once the pill was out, it was going into me. No fun and games. We walked into a small room with a list of regulations on the […]

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I’m sorry, but this is another post that connects our cats and my research interests

October 28, 2014

So it turns out that Tako is blind. We knew something wasn’t right, as sometimes she wouldn’t respond to toys waved in front of her nose, and she would come tearing around the corner in the bedroom and run right into the legs of one of the dressers with the cutest little [thump] sound. Since […]

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New Text [in a general sense]: Footnotes to a Manifesto for Diminished Voices

October 20, 2014

My contribution for last summer’s “5 Minute Manifestoes” plenary for the 2014 Encuentro. It’s pretty self-explanatory.   Now that I have a Vimeo account, I am posting some stuff that’s been sitting on my hard drive.

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Vegetarian Low Iodine Diet Redux [LID]: Week 1

October 19, 2014

It’s Sunday.  Time to watch football and cook a lot. Here are some vegan/low iodine things we’ve been making. Recipe links are posted when available. I’m too lazy to type things out if they’re not already typed out online or in our electronic recipe book already (there’s a lot of copy/paste in this post, but it’ll […]

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LID Day 1 + Bureaucracy, not in that order

October 16, 2014

And we’re back to cancer blogging.  Yesterday I spent a couple hours at the Jewish General getting my records in order. I forgot how much bureaucracy there is to being a patient: Keeping files, updating files, moving between offices, the whole gig.  Though I have to say that prior experience has meant I know how to […]

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(Not) Her Master’s Voice

October 8, 2014

Roughly two weeks ago, Wolfgang Ernst came to Montreal. I missed both talks, as I was at the University of Michigan.*  But we did meet up on Saturday for a visit to the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner, whose back areas are filled with old media technologies, as well as many versions of the His […]

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