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People occasionally ask me why I write a daily blog, and the answer isn’t easy because it is made up of so many different things. In the beginning it was just exploring the medium of blogging, but soon I realized I was discovering things unknown to me about myself. That is, the blog was a kind of meditation that helped me better understand myself and the world I inhabit.

From the beginning the title included my basic goal: Probaway — Life Hacks ~ Many helpful hints on living your life more successfully. After 1853 posts the ones which consistently get viewings are the discoveries I have made on medical subjects. I am quick to say I am not a medical doctor and the things I published were based on personal observation of experiments which tried to solve some personal problem. The experimental nature of the blog posts was alluded to in every post. Some of the more popular medical posts are: Itching, itching and more itching!!! How to stop itching??? —  Colonoscopy – and how to enjoy drinking the foul-tasting purging fluidsA cure for the common cold using 105° F bathsMigraine prodrome miracle cure – maybe – please try it and commentYou can survive a heart attack with two aspirin taken instantly.
It makes me feel good to discover new things and even better when the experiments work, and very much better when other people try them and the methods work for them too. Also, it feels really good when someone tells me of their relief from some problem, and that is the Christmas gift that I have been getting all year long. Such things as: “Awesome. This experiment reacted greatly to my migraine aura. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” — “After days of unbearable itching, no sleep, several layers of this spray and that cream that did not help at all, I tried the hairdryer trick….for the first time, something has helped. If it’s to the breaking point, do this, it works!! Thank you so much!!”

I have quite a few positive comments like that and it is so very encouraging to keep searching for worthwhile experiments. A helpful note to the flamers. When I and most other bloggers see some obvious nonspecific hostility, we instantly click onto the next comment. If you want to be noticed say relevant and meaningful things which help grow the discussion.

I think it’s time for Santa!