Learning biofeedback

April 1st, 2014

On and off for the past few months I've been practicing biofeedback so that I can increase circulation to my hands and feet on demand. (Biofeedback is about learning to control what would normally be autonomic bodily processes. Some people do it with expensive equipment, but if you have good body awareness like I do you may be able to do some of it without even a thermometer for feedback.) And the cool thing is, it's working! I had a really dramatic experience a week or two ago when I had just gone to bed and wanted to warm up my legs. I relaxed while "pushing" heat towards my legs, and within a minute I started to feel prickling, and then a throbbing sensation over the entire surface of my legs. (It subsided after maybe 10-20 seconds, and then my legs were just warm.) How awesome is that?

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Of security seals and window screens

May 1st, 2006

We had a house meeting with our R.A. today to talk about check-out procedures, cleaning, and several house disputes. In the course of the meeting, she noted that the screen in one of the common room windows had been opened, breaking the security seal, and that we would be assessed a fine. Wait, what fine? We were never informed of this!

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Fizzball: Spring 2006

April 23rd, 2006

Fizzball was a success! Then again, how can baseball not be a success, when you replace the bats with axe handles and the balls with shaken soda cans?

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Must be Spring

March 29th, 2006

I just saw two birds having sex on the sidewalk. It must be spring.

That's all.

Ana comes back to life

March 24th, 2006

When I came home this Spring Break, I found that Ana, my pet rat, wasn't doing so well. My parents had been taking great care of her, but recently she had been showing signs of stress and deterioration. In the week I've been home, she's perked up and stopped her decline. I'm taking her back to school with me so that she can get the attention she needs.

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