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Feeling Crummy

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Imagine you have been out of town, traveling on a commercial airline, attending graduation events with throngs of others who have traveled from far and wide and you arrive home feeling less than your best in the third year of a pandemic.

Out of an excess of caution, Cyndie chose to wear a mask when she got home until she verifies by test whether she was feeling crummy because of the dreaded virus or simply some other easily possible reason. Allergies? Travel fatigue?

A nap was enough to get her out walking the dog and pulling some dreaded invasive garlic mustard plants while I was trimming and hauling away more branches from the lower portion of evergreen trees along the driveway.

I can never tell when she is truly ill because she tends to maintain her activities regardless.

After catching up with some news headlines, I was feeling kind of crummy until I happened upon the tidbit about the small trial for cancer treatment that resulted in an unheard-of complete remission in all patients.

Imagine hoping your treatment protocol might help some patients and then learning it made tumors vanish in all 18 participants.

I believe that would be the opposite of feeling crummy.



Written by johnwhays

June 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

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  1. Wow: you really are taken by all that stuff, including media hype especially – let’s lay COVID to rest – something that was never ever defined according to real scientific researchers – some fired by the WHO controlled by money from China:–) A terrible construction – that was deadly when the man-made variant was released, that ‘the powers at be’ denied tried and tested medicine as only cures for horses! – and let’s not talk about debilitating so called “vaccines”. Some of us have survived all those things and are healthier than most! Time will tell if humanity can survive these crimes against humanity . but who am I but a fool on a hill:-)

    Ian Rowcliffe

    June 7, 2022 at 7:36 am

    • Yes, a fool guided by the wisdom of horses!

      Ian Rowcliffe

      June 7, 2022 at 7:37 am

      • Yes, and horses know about being cautious. Perhaps we aren’t responding to media hype or conspiracy theories as much as the fact that there are incidents of long-term effects and an elevated fatality rate across various populations experiencing infection, especially for people whose lungs are already compromised by conditions like asthma. A wise horse would avoid putting itself or its herd at higher than necessary risk.


        June 7, 2022 at 8:46 am

      • Indeed, but it doesn’t overthink things either… 🙂

        Ian Rowcliffe

        June 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

      • Good point. As usual, a tendency that I too often exhibit.


        June 7, 2022 at 11:10 pm

      • yeah: my response has been our old one: plant more trees – fruit trees, of late. My father always talked about the need to grow food and that this shouldn’t be taken lightly. So better late than never: I have been working on it, with the help of the horses – manure – of course…

        Ian Rowcliffe

        June 7, 2022 at 11:16 pm

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