I find I need to get things, but I can’t always find them on-line.
First, I have osteoarthritis in hips and knees, with my left knee being the worst. I need a knee brace to support that joint, and while there are plenty out there who use velcro to secure the straps, velcro wears out. I need a brace that uses buckles to secure the straps because I can’t afford to keep replacing the damn things whenever they wear out.
The rest I can find, but I just can’t afford them. They are.
A taller bed frame. The one I have now is just ankle high, and with my arthritis and apnea that makes it hard to get out of bed. On top of which the slats are weak and a number have broken. Something like a futon couch with a steel frame would work a lot better.
To go with a new frame a night table for my cpap would help a whole lot.
Since it’s likely to be a while until I get a better apartment a full sized refrigerator would do me a world of good. As would a counter top oven to make up for the lack of one in my current digs. A microwave is not a substitute.
OTOH, I should be getting the cpap in a few months, when I do I’ll be able to breath better and have the energy to get out and participate in life and lose weight. In addition, at the end of the month I should have a functioning modem and be able to stay on line without getting knocked off by crap equipment.
Last but not least, looks like I’m going to be an employer. Oh, Medicaid pays for it, but I get to do the inquiries and interview, and I don’t know how to do that. So if you have any valid advice—and you live in San Diego—please tell me. Autism is a nasty disability and I know damn well I need help.
In Feb. I’m hoping to get a used MacBook. When I have a MacBook I won’t have to put up with Microsoft’s shit any more. Along with a better computer I’ll have working wifi and be able to get serious about publishing on-line for once.
I’m also getting in home assistance to compensate for my autism. Somebody who’ll help me get from getting overwhelmed. Getting the cpap also means I’ll have more energy to work with.
But back to the MacBook; Thanks to the Alpha Project I may have the money for it, but you are quite welcome to help with the investment. I may get help with the rent here, and if the word I got was good I maybe moving to a better place sometime in the near future. A place with a real kitchen for one. If you do want to help with the purchase you can use the donation button below.
In addition, with the cpap I should be able to go to a clubhouse just up the street so I won’t be as isolated as I am now. Here’ hoping.
In my reading I’ve notice a few things about gender and our differences sexually. The first is, they exist. The second being that while they make big differences they don’t make the sort of differences so many us get so upset about. As far as I can see, they make no real difference in a lot of what we can do. You get right down to it, they make no real difference in just how heroic you can be. As an old saying goes; it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
So in the guides using the Dangerous Journeys system I’m setting no limits in who or what a Persona can be. She wants to be a knight, then should her birth and society say she can be a knight, then she can be a knight. And her title would be Sir Janice, for to my way of thinking that is what you call a knight.
Though let’s be honest, women taste chocolate differently than men do. They respond to the chemicals in chocolate differently than men, in some respects most intensely. But I see no reason to say that has any effect on just how good they can be. And the fact women are on the average weaker than men when it comes to strength has nothing on how capable they are. To be honest with you, men cheat. We produce much more testosterone than you do and that makes a huge difference. But it really isn’t the size of the muscles, it’s how you use them.
So in a guide like Mythus I encourage the player to try any role he wishes. If the position in society says knight is available, then try being a knight, Or a Sage, a Mountebank, or even a Sailor. Ærth may be based on Earth, but it isn’t in all ways like Earth. Ærth’s history has it’s difference, it’s societies and sociology is different. Let it be different.
Your Persona is going to be unique, don’t let that stop you from from making him or her even more unique.