Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blog Throw down: Will Off & On The Alaska Parkinson's Rag Be Recognized as One of the Best Health Blogs, period? It's up to You.

UPDATE I have removed the voting mechanism from  this post for reasons outlined in the comments below.

The organization Healthline has decided that this very blog is eligible to be named  one of the tippy-top health blogs on the World Wide Web in 2015. They will determine the winners through a vote of you, the faithful that flock here for, well,  whatever it is you flock for. You can vote once a day until the contest closes, so vote early and vote often by clicking on the badge below. Thank you! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Just in the St. Nick of Time, It's the Anchorage Parkinson's Calendar!

I know you are busy, so I'll be brief.

Telehealth next MONDAY DEC, 14 at 1:00. Subject will be Acupuncture, what it is, what it does. To find the Alaska meeting proceed with all deliberate speed to Providence Hospital oncology wing on Piper St. ( Go to the second floor, walk down the lonnnnnnnng hall that stretches South from the cafe and look for room 2401 pretty much at the end of the hall on your right.
December support group meeting will be held Saturday December 19th, at 3:30. It's extra-cold and dark outside, so that must mean it's time for our annual holiday potluck. I will bring something main-dishesque, and plastic forks, spoons and other implements of destruction. You bring whatever you like that is tasty to share (not that any of us can taste anything, buy can't we pretend?)
Those of you that ordered books will be able to pick them up at the potluck!
Until then,
Pete, out

Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Degeneration" Featured in Thoughtful Alaska News Dispatch Article by Mike Dunham (Cross post from Frozen Grin)

A perceptive and thoughtful article from Mike Dunham appeared in the Alaska News Dispatch on "My Degeneration" putting it into the larger context of the Graphic Medicine genre. The article yielded the following "... the book presents much of the trauma in the garb of absurd humor. Dunlap-Shohl devotes several panels to recounting how nervous or insensitive doctors broke bad news to patients. Some of their manners were so crude that they seem drawn from the sad, wicked comedy of Vonnegut or Balzac." To which I can only say "Thank you". 

(Worries to self about raising expectations sky-high, then remembers, Mike likely the only living person in Western Hemisphere to have read any Balzac.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book Launch for "My Degeneration" Tonight!

One night only! Laughter, tears, tremors, ogres, true love, software, life's bitter realities and moments of transcendence, all in one laff-riot, tear-fest, a wrenching roar of the imagination, a cold, hard look at reality, the "My Degeneration" book launch at blue.hollomon gallery is tonight! 6:00 to 8:00at the Olympic center, a Zamarello mall near you, 36th and Arctic Boulevard to be exact. And yes, I will personalize your copy working boldly, without spell-check. Please come, see you there!