DFWallace and David Markson…..and periods and reflections offhand

DFWallace in his afterword for Wittgenstein’s Mistress (aptly, partially entitled The Empty Plenum) READ IT

discusses interpretations of the heroine’s menstruation.

For those of you who have not experienced the phenomenon of bleeding, involantarily, without clotting, at varying rates, 24 hrs a day for like 6 days, two things to consider from someone who does know this:

We can track time by bleeding much more easily than by the moon cycle (it has been suggested those are correlated). Men folk had to do math and sheet and navigate by stars?

Additionally, she could get approximate self-age by the presence of absence of

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New to the world of blogging, I have always been fascinated by the scientific endeavor and I read about or engage with those processes as much as possible. I am a compulsive reader and writer (predominately non-fiction and scholarly work) With a background in anthropology and as an arm-chair/backyard scientist, I hope to improve my writing skills and learn about any areas of weakness or misunderstanding in my analytic skills. I want to improve and am particularly interested in science blogging and creating science content as a freelancer. I work for a wonderful company procuring high asset/risk insurance coverage for niche businesses and professionals, not fitting typical underwriting models as a day job. I am excited to share my journey through scientific discussion, essays, how to's, technical papers, creative non-fiction, with some free verse prose thrown in for my own fun. Thank you for spending time here. Please reach out if you are so inclined. I'd be excited to hear from you.

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