Friday, February 1, 2013


. in·ter·mez·zo/  [in-ter-met-soh, -med-zoh] 

2. a short musical composition between main divisions of an extended musical work. 
1805–15;  < Italian  < Late Latin  intermedium;  see intermediary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013.

It is perhaps incumbent upon tHE mAN to make addicts of us all, and at this hE is deft and insidious.*

Recently, during the restless interim between two periods of - what I've been falsly led to believe all my life was - "fitful" or, "broken" sleep, I did a little online digging into the subject.
Turns out, the only thing "broken" was my idea(MY IDEA? All I could think of was, "What do the experts say?") of what constitutes normal sleep.
For centuries of human history, waking up in the middle of the night was acknowledged as the norm.

Taking a pill to eradicate that is just the latest attempt to implement tHE mAN's reach into and control of our personal lives.*

Here are just a few of the articles, and if you want to persue the research that brought all this to light, just do a search on Roger Ekirch.




Ekirch got us all stirred up; there are many more, plenty to do during a sleep break. I've had the pill they're pushing these days and my opinion is, a little reading is better for you.

*Also my opinion.

Art: The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli

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