It has been approximately six months since my heart attack and the subsequent passive aggressive battle the VA has been waging against me, as they try their best to squirm out of paying the bill. Good news, I’m still alive. Well, maybe that’s good. At this point, I’m not certain. Let me explain….
This is part of my Medical Crisis series. Stay tuned, as I will be posting periodically on my progress.
You can read more about my unschooled degree here.
It didn’t take long (specifically two posts) before I was reeling with flashbacks from undergraduate school, with ridiculous and futile requirements to post discussion questions each week.
Don’t get me wrong. When I started my uThM, I was actually excited about the prospect of dialoguing with people online about the topics I was interested in, especially with a pointed purpose.
But, as soon as I got started, the true nature of online discussion reared its ugly head.
Welcome to the FOURTH installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.
This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation and time itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.
With all the talk recently of the VA not paying my medical bills, with the possibility of bankruptcy and financial insolvency looming high over my head, it brings my mind back to a thought experiment I started several years ago but never finished. It is the question of, what would my life look like if I sold (or was forced to liquidate) all of my possessions and became homeless?
I will take some time over the next few months to answer this question, and maybe sketch out a glimpse of life without a house to protect me from the elements, or a car for transportation, or heat for warmth in the cold and rainy months of winter.
Follow along as I explore this idea in the series, Voluntary Homelessness.
I stumbled onto an article today and thought it was a rather fascinating idea, one I think I would love to take part in if given half the chance at some point. The article covered a wager made by a professional gambler, that he could survive in near complete isolation, in the dark, for 30 days – if he did it, he would get $100,000. Now, that’s a wager I think I could do standing on my head.
But, let’s dig into this with a little more detail, because I wonder, as someone who has sought a high level of solitude in my own life, is isolation really negative to the human being? This is part of my ongoing series on Science Talk.
So, let’s dive in.
It’s been a month and a half since that fateful day when I suddenly felt a burning tightness in my chest while out paddling in my kayak, two miles from shore. It was an experience I certainly will never forget, and one I’m now slowly recovering from.
This post will provide you with an update on how I’m doing, what the status is on the financial fiascoes, and what my goals are for the near and longer-term future. This is part of my Medical Crisis series. Stay tuned, as I will be posting periodically on my progress.
Welcome to the SECOND installment of Isaac Hunter’s Online Bible Study, a systematic analysis of the 66 books of the protestant bible.
This is an online class, organized informally and asynchronously. There are no sign-ups needed, no grades to be got, just a clear analysis of the bible and it’s peculiar and fantastically supernatural message for us from outside the bounds of creation itself. So, check back in often as new episodes will arrive each week.
A 66 year old retired nurse set out in the spring of 2013 to take on the famous Appalachian Trail that runs approximately 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine.
It is a rite of passage for many, with many movies and books having been made or written to document the adventures.
But, this story does not have a happy ending. In fact, it is a cautionary tale, one fraught with many unanswered questions and unexplainable mysteries – least of which – how could this possibly happen the way it did?
So, let’s get started with another article in my continuing series Missing in the Woods,
Awhile ago, I stumbled onto an article online that seemed to be ripped right out of the front pages of the Walking Dead or Zombieland.
Real to life zombies? Are you kidding?
Well, come to find out, the final outbreak is sooner than we ever could have expected. They truly do walk among us. Well, sort of. More like stand up on their hind legs, fall over, and that kind of stuff.
Well, here we go. Read on to find out about Raccoon Zombies!
Click here to read more about how it all will end in my Dystopian Scenarios Series.
An article appeared in Backpacker in 2014 about a young girl who disappeared in Nepal. Aubrey Sacco, a teacher, only 23 years old, vanished without a trace while hiking in a popular National Park.
She’d been in Asia for almost six months when she went for a hike in Nepal. After failing to return from her trip, her family contacted authorities.
Search parties were launched shortly thereafter, and her parents flew to the local area, but Aubrey was simply gone.
This article will go over the details of this confusing case as part of my continuing Missing in the Woods series, This one will send chills up your spine.