Some of you nudging readers may know that Shannon and I are going on a medical adventure. Shannon has decided she wants the Liberation Treatment, in which veins are expanded or unblocked to promote better blood flow. The Liberation Treatment has received a lot of attention from people living with Multiple Sclerosis (some news here and here and here). It should not be looked upon as a miracle cure that wipes away all problems, of course. It is instead one more tool that can be used to manage the symptoms and improve the lives of many people living with MS.
The actual medical procedure is common enough and has been in use for decades now, but is currently available only for patients not diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (in our neck of the woods, at least). The use of the treatment for Multiple Sclerosis has not been properly, clinically proven to the satisfaction of our medical authorities or our government. However, it has found approval in several countries around the world.
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So, for two weeks we will be gone. Shannon will be undergoing the tests and procedures followed by good amounts of physiotherapy. I will do my best to stay out of trouble, I promise. A few blog posts are now automatically scheduled and should appear over the next while, but I don’t plan on checking in much. I will be plotting new directions and projects for this website.
I’ll be looking for a new theme to explore in the blogs and would love your help. I’m not sure where I want to take things in the coming months but I have some ideas and would love to change things up a little. Here are three ideas for possible themes. Please make a selection or suggestion in the poll below and help me decide on what else we should explore and discuss.
1. Nearly Lost or Marginalized Worldviews — What ways of looking at the world have we almost lost? Ancient mythologies, aboriginal traditions, and cultures that have faded away.
2. Present-Day Conceptions of God – Nobody even knows how to define the word ‘God’ anymore! But, people still try. Why is that? The Observer had an article recently about how six church leaders look at the word ‘God’. If it is a word in search of a meaning, maybe everyone should be in on the discussion.
3. An Ironic Bible Study – Today it seems as many atheists are reading the Bible as Christians. But, like many Christians, they don’t really know what they are getting into. This is especially strange considering just how many good resources there are out there now for people with internet access. The literal approach to the Bible is nearly dead and with it the authoritative power. Now what can we get from this small group of ancient stories using a literary approach?
4. [Insert your cool idea here]