This thing I’m doing on Saturdays lately where I get up and spend the first two or three hours of the day reading is really working for me. I finished an entire book cover-to-cover this morning. I don’t know if you’ve noticed this about me, but I like books.

Also, I finally gave up and went to the doctor last night after work, only to be told that my suspicion that my cold had morphed into a sinus infection was probably correct, but that said sinus infection was almost certainly viral and so there really wasn’t anything to be done other than wait it out and drink something called “throat coat” tea, which strikes me as a weirdly pornographic name for a beverage.

Today, I feel shittier than I have in the last several days. We’re up to two weeks and some change now, I think, and I’m heartily tired of this.

The end.

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.

4 thoughts on “Briefly

  1. I couldn’t live without my books – real books, not digital. I think they help keep me from aging too quickly. As for “throat coat” tea, I imagine it has honey in it? That’s what my mom used to give us for sore throats. Very soothing.

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      1. Licorish, if it’s the real thing, not just flavoured sugar, is great for clearing the sinuses. Even better is a spice called Star Anise, also licorish-y. I use it in a diffuser and as a tea when my seasonal allergies show up … may this nastiness shift soon. 🙂


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