On Managing Pain by Tim Carmody (kottke.org)

We’ve got to get over our weird Puritanical crap about pain and pain medication and accept the fact that in certain contexts, we need the drugs. And by “we,” I mean myself, the medical system; everybody. We can’t be responsible for the entire opioid epidemic every second of every day. Sometimes we just need to be able to go to sleep.

My wife is on pain medication and acupuncture for her fibromyalgia pain. She’s managed her health condition for about ten years, with varying degrees of success. I’m sure I know what I would do if someone judged her medical choices without and understanding of her situation.

Brick Farm Tavern

Bhavna wanted to cheer me up. I’ve had a challenging week with my eyes.

She suggested that we eat lunch at Brick Farm Tavern and sample the latest craft ale from Troon Brewing. We dined on the patio for the first time. The weather was perfect. I had a caesar salad and the delicious home cut fries. Bhavna had the falafel plate. We both enjoyed our late lunch before walking over the tasting room at the Sourland Mountain Spirits.

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