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[Dec. 4th, 2015|08:05 am]

So, i've been under the weather and sleeping a good deal. Christine has been blue (anniversary of her mother's death, sibling relationships). We've had rain (yay), and i've realized how critical it is to have the bright light going.

I did buy a scanner on impulse-ish on Monday, when i stumbled upon a very good offer. At the very least, it's been motivation to throw out a ton of paper. Sitting next to a big file box and looking at documents has been a pleasant thing to do while resting. My first test scans were on paper that was clearly asking to jam. I've trimmed the jam-triggering curls off the edge and will see if the rest of this document will scan easily. It's copies of papers from a seminar i attended in college my junior year, i think. The two day seminar was on climate change, and motivated me to really want to change fields and help. I asked a faculty member about changing fields, and he -- in retrospect, pessimistically -- discouraged me, saying that it wasn't the science but the politics that needed addressing.

He was very right about the politics, don't misunderstand me, but i don't think staying my academic course was the right advice to give young student me.

Anyhow, lots of memorabilia in boxes that could be made much more accessible and inexpensive to move.

Hopefully the lingering cold will get bored and move on.


[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-05 06:49 am (UTC)
What sort of bright light do you use to chase away the wintertime blues?
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-12-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
Years ago i bought a big white metal box that holds very bright fluorescent lights. It's like a office ceiling fixture set on the vertical. At the time (mid 90s) there was some expression that one needed specific wavelengths, but my psychiatrist said the research pointed more to just needing very bright light. It's served me very well. The first time i used it it was like taking a drug.

I recently did some research (can't put my finger on it) and apparently fluorescents loose intensity over an initial period but then the reduction tails off. I've had this fixture since the mid to late 90s and it is still making a significant difference.

I bought mine from a lighting company that had realized middle men were marking up the price astronomically. It looks something like this one http://smile.amazon.com/SAD-Light-Therapy-Box-Northern/dp/B003OWJCIM/
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-12-05 10:53 pm (UTC)
That's cool: thanks.
And yeah, it entirely makes sense that the fluors are going to break down over time after getting hammered with UV light.
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