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Why I’m Not Wearing Green Today

I’m not Irish. I’m not Catholic. And I can only celebrate one genocide a year, and Thanksgiving fills that threshold (it’s got pie!)
Oh? You didn’t know St. Patrick’s Day commemorates a genocide? When Patrick (who wasn’t Irish) went to Ireland, his task was to convert the country to Catholicism. But not everybody there was willing to give up their centuries-old religion. And St. Patrick killed everyone who wouldn’t convert. Now, he probably didn’t kill them with his own hands, but he ordered their deaths.
You know the tale that Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland? There were never snakes in Ireland. Priests and Priestesses of the Celtic pagan religion had snakes tattooed on their arms. Patrick didn’t rid Ireland of an animal, he murdered an entire religion.
And that is why I’m not wearing green today.

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Update

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a long time. I recently (about a month ago) was promoted from sales associate to merchandising specialist (a low-level manager). So I went to working 40 hours a week, and crazy hours (twice a week my shift is 4:00 am to 1:00 pm. Last week, I did an overnight: 10 pm to 7 am.

It hasn’t been easy. I’m exhausted all the time, and have been falling asleep around 8 or 9 every night (except, of course, the nights I need to be asleep by then, thanks insomnia.) But my pain hasn’t been too bad. I’ve had a few flares that weren’t fun, but all in all, it’s at about the same level as it was before.

But I am going to get a spinal MRI next week. My doctor thinks I may have a hernia or spinal stenosis. After the MRI, he’s gonna send me to a neurologist.

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