Sister History

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on an essay about my childhood experiences with Tourette Syndrome. There are many misconceptions about Tourette and scientific accuracy is important to me, so I’ve been diving into reliable publications for facts and statistics about this neurocognitive difference. Typically, my resources for projects like this are the…

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Is there a snake inside you?

Come find your inner snake on Earth Day! Please join me at Hox Zodiac SNAKE hosted by Victoria Vesna from the Art | Sci Center at UCLA, and Siddharth Ramakrishnan, the Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound. This ssssssssspecial event will be held on Zoom Friday April 22nd, 2022…

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Snake!

I’m fascinated by the ouroboros, the snake that chases its tail. This ancient circular symbol represents eternal renewal, the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The name ouroboros comes from the Greek words for “tail” ouros, and “eating” boros. So the literal translation is something more akin to “the snake that eats itself”. I feel…

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I ♥️ Art

I heart art. From painting to literature to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, I get what I like to call “art joy” from bearing witness to other artist’s works and from making my own creations. I’ve got a lot of projects in progress this year, both solo endeavors and collaborations, as do many of…

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What’s the Buzz?

Buzz! Buzz! I recently participated as a research subject in a study focused on the Neosensory Duo. Honestly, I am thrilled with the results I experienced following Neosensory’s user-friendly tinnitus protocols. Wearable technology is all the rage, but the Duo is more than just…..well….buzz! I first learned about sensory substitution devices at the 2016 United…

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It’s About Time

I was resetting the clocks in my home for daylight savings time when I had a flashback to my first clock-radio. My parents told me that when I learned to tell time, I could have a Disney AM radio with a clock, nightlight, and alarm. It was pale yellow melamine, and had a parade of…

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Hallowtide

It’s been a difficult year. The pandemic, changes on the home front, and some lingering orthopedic injuries have left me in a funk. My mental health hasn’t been all that swell for a while, and has been complicated by some poor choices I’ve made regarding food and alcohol, so I’ve been looking forward to Halloween,…

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