For the record….

| December 10, 2014

Yes, I’m still alive.  Missing some digits (all my toes) and unable to walk yet, but alive nonetheless.

Another Casualty of Obamacare

| July 26, 2013

Me. Well, to be more specific, my doctor, the one I’ve seen ever since I came to North Carolina. I got the letter. He’s done, out of General Practice, not going to deal with the Obamacare administrative B.S. His secondary specialty that he will be doing exclusively in the future is, fortunately for him, purely […]

Hello, Nurse!

| July 13, 2012

Having spent the entire morning at the hospital for pre-op testing and such, I can now — after six years of theorizing — state with 100% certainty that Attractiveness must have been one of the absolute requirements placed before anyone who has to date entered the Nursing profession. Because, yowza. I was pretty sure about […]

Got nothing.

| November 3, 2011

The back injury is improving, though somewhat slower than I’d like. It’s still rather wearing, both physically and mentally. I have no mental energy left for deep thought this week, and even bending over a keyboard is demanding… which should make work kind of interesting. Maybe I’ll be better next week.


| October 25, 2011

Every few years, the back injury that ended my Army career will recur. The last time was just over two years ago, so right on schedule, I’ve blown out my back again. Yesterday morning as I got out of bed, I felt a bit of a pop in the usual spot on my lower back. […]

Top Ten Best Things About Being Disabled

| September 29, 2011

“Oh, you’re disabled, that’s so unfortunate/terrible/sad.” I hear it all the time; I get the pitying looks. Waaah. Cry me a river. It isn’t all bad. So here, then, is my Top Ten Best Things About Being Disabled: 10. Unquestionably valid reason to telecommute full time. 9. Blanket permission to cane anyone using the words […]

Brain Surgery

| June 23, 2011

Despite the Recent Neurological Unpleasantness, I’ve tried to retain a sense of humor about things, and mostly succeeded, I think. Let’s face it: pratfalls can be extremely funny. Especially if I don’t hurt myself. I’m not really trying to make a point here. There isn’t too much that’s amusing about neurosurgery, per se. This, however, […]

Long in the Tooth

| March 16, 2011

Today, as it happens, is the 10th anniversary of my becoming a homeowner here in my adopted home state, North Carolina. Taken a week before I took possession, the photo below shows the house nearly complete. All that remained was a bit of touch-up painting, and installation of the appliances and the garage door. Oh, […]

The Youngest Old Codger in the Land

| October 29, 2010

That’s the title I’ve decided to bestow upon myself. Yesterday I received a parcel, an item I’d ordered: Yeah… that’s a walker. Dammit. Well, really it’s a roller. It even comes with lockable hand brakes. As suggested by various friends, I’ll be retrofitting it with twin .50-cal MGs, and (my own idea) a bitchin’ flame […]


| October 1, 2010

Now that October is here, I think we can say that summer is well and truly over — de facto as well as de jure. Personally, this has been the worst summer I can remember — and if it had gone on any longer, I’m not sure I’d have survived. Worse than 2007? When my […]

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