• Hospital: Everything in Therapy; Therapy in Everything

    As mentioned in my previous hospital post, I had to wait a few weeks to continue tapering off the Jatrosom/Parnate (MAOI) before starting the Ketamine treatment.

    After I got situated in my room and had a tour of the facilities, a nurse brought me my schedule. A couple of my co-patients, who spoke English, sat with me to translate it. I jotted down, briefly, the gist of the activity directly on the schedule, as seen below.

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  • Willkommen in Deutschland

    My work in Milan ended in early December 2009.

    We considered moving back to San Francisco at this time. Joel went to scout out the real estate market. As we feared, nothing was affordable, so we planned the next possible thing in Europe.

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  • The Drugs Don’t Work

    In an earlier post, “The Accident”, I spoke of my earlier medication trials, also with intolerable side effects.

    The usual disclaimers: not all medicine and therapies work similarly for everyone. Mileage varies a great deal, unfortunately.

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  • Politics of Gender in Design/Tech (Part I)

    I thought I might be able to cover this subject regarding my experience from 2003-2013 but, no. It will have to be broken into parts, starting in 1993. The subject of gender in the tech field is horrible, complicated and fucking endless.

    This post will be from my start of work after school, in 1992 and proceed to the end of my work in London, 2008. Part one of two parts.

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  • The Accident (2001-2003)

    Disclaimer: In this post I discuss side effects I experienced from various medications. Everyone is different, some medications work, some don’t. What hasn’t worked for me does work for someone, actually millions, of other people.

    Between 2001 and early 2002 I experienced a series of ‘major life events’ in a short period of time. In the US, when you first visit a doctor you fill out a questionnaire. The following question often appears:

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  • LeaveAmerica.org

    In late 2003, as the US presidential elections were in progress, Joel and I lamented the possibility of George W. possibly taking a second term.

    It wasn’t a life-threatening thing, of course, but it gnawed at us. We hated giving our taxes to feed the slaughter and destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not to mention the increasing lack of liberties at home, because of, you know, terrorists.

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  • Fuck You Santa!

    By the time we arrived back to our flat, in Berlin in December 2013, I had lived and worked in 5 cities across 3 countries. Since 2008. This was not by choice but necessity.

    During the fall of 2013, I resigned from my role as acting head of UxD at a firm I consulted at in Torino. I had been consulting there 2.5 years, full time onsite. I had the pleasure of working with an amazing and talented group and they felt like family. Though, I was already exhausted and chronically stressed when I arrived in Torino in 2011. I pushed through those Torino years nearly destroying myself in the process.

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