Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Friday, January 21, 2005 epilepsy and the workplace | carpe diem

There are big debates in our family these days, and they stretch from the closest branches to the furthest reaches of the family tree, the highest fruit, who all seem to have some very strong and vehement opinion about whether or not someone like me, that is, someone with known physical complications and illness, particularly that nasty epilepsy thing that causes the “big bad” – our grand mal – and of course, bien sur, le petit mal, which isn’t so petite when it’s happening to you. The issue, of course, is whether or not I should work a fulltime job again, because working fulltime is naturally a stress of the first order and has in the past, certainly caused seizures... more... epilepsy and the workplace carpe diem