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Joined 9 years ago from San Francisco




I'm a freelance writer and editor. I also occassionally tend bar, which helps me get out of the house and balances my largely solitary pursuits.

One should say before sleeping, "I have lived many lives. I have been a slave and a prince. Many a beloved has sat upon my knees and I have sat upon the knees of many a beloved. Everything that has been shall be again." --From an essay by W.B. Yeats

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  • Salmonella Food Poisoning

    Salmonella Food Poisoning

    8 years ago

    Salmonellosis, or salmonella food poisoning, affects approximately 142,000 Americans every year. The infection is usually caused by Salmonella enterica, which generally infects chicken and cattle, although it can infect...

  • Vintage Pin-Up Tattoos

    Vintage Pin-Up Tattoos

    22 months ago

    The female figure has been a long-standing staple in art for thousands of years, so it follows easily that her form and face bear a prominent place in this new art form as tattooing developed in the early 20th century....

  • Your Skin and Vitamin E: Does Vitamin E Heal Scars?

    Your Skin and Vitamin E: Does Vitamin E Heal Scars?

    8 years ago

    One of the most touted home scar removal remedies and acne scar treatments is vitamin E, with recommendations from slathering the oil on a healing wound, popping open a supplement capsule and coating an existing scar,...

  • Clostridium botulinum, botulism, and botox

    Clostridium botulinum, botulism, and botox

    8 years ago

    Botulism is a rare illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This etiological agent produces 7 types of toxins under anaerobic (no oxygen) conditions, which are known by the letters A-G....

  • Classic Old School Tattoos

    Classic Old School Tattoos

    6 years ago

    The history of tattooing goes back for centuries, but some of the most popular designs are the old-school American tattoos, popularized in the 1920s through the 1940s, and generally consisting of big, bold designs of...

  • Over the Counter Acne Scar Treatments

    Over the Counter Acne Scar Treatments

    8 years ago

    As if dealing with years of acne isn't insult enough, many people are left with acne scars from the trauma, leading to continued self-consciousness and embarassment. There are numerous solutions from dermatologists that...

  • Old time tattooed circus women

    Old time tattooed circus women

    22 months ago

    It's hard to imagine a time when people paid to see tattooed folks, but at the turn of the 20th century, tattoos were rare (the tattoo gun had only recently been invented) and extremely taboo. Becoming a circus...

  • Russian Prison Tattoos

    Russian Prison Tattoos

    22 months ago

    Prisons often contain highly defined subcultures with many subtle customs and mores that indicate where each individual stands within this unofficial system. One of the less subtle indicators is the tattoo, and one of...

  • Risks of Tattoo Inks

    Risks of Tattoo Inks

    22 months ago

    Most people don't think about what is going into their skin when they get a tattoo, but tattoo inks vary widely and can impact the visual outcome of the tattoo and your health-this is material that is going under your...