Time In A Gigabytle

I loved that song Jim Croce sang in 1972 about saving time in a bottle.  I’m saving time in a virtual Gigabytle.  I finally finished shooting – copying – digitizing and archiving about 30 years of large, desk pad calendars.  I first mentioned the project here.  They were referred to as desk pads, but mine […]

Seven Weeks

My Urologist and my Radiation Oncologist agree the prostate cancer has returned.  My options appear to be: Do nothing – and probably enjoy 10 years before quality of life issues become apparent. Wait, watch, and maybe do something later. PSA will sometimes increase and hover around 0.2 for a long time with no real problems. […]

STOP IT!

I had the follow-up PSA test last week.  I haven’t talked with my Urologist yet, but, the test results were automatically posted to my (Medical Stuff) web site. Test data often appears to be in Greek (Latin?), but these numbers were quite clear

St Patrick’s Day

I asked my wife to find a green ribbon I could tie in a bow and attach to myself where my surgeon would lift the blanket and be surprised to find me celebrating St Patrick’s Day. 

Catching Up

I found her.  We hugged.  I looked into her face and was amazed.  Other than the evidence of time passing, she looked pretty much the same as the girl I remembered.  It’s been fifty years since I’ve seen her; FIFTY. 

Writing About Writing

A handful of words will get a foot-hold in my mind, something someone said or something I saw.  It might be a deep memory coming up for air, a thought that becomes the birth of an idea.  Once it begins to form, I’ll pour it out in bulk and then re-write – edit – re-write […]

Do You Experience Facial Pain?

The doctor was reading the list of yes or no questions to me: Do you ever experience sinus or facial pain?  “Wait a minute!  Did you just ask me if my face hurts?”  He glanced sideways from the clip board barely turning his head, and in a timid voice, as if unsure his words should be audible, he answered with that old punch line, “It’s killing me.” 

I do Love Spreadsheets

My prostate surgery was almost seven years ago.  We’ve continued regular PSA testing since then and the results have always been, “undetectable.”  In reality, undetectable is actually detectable, but if the number is less than 0.1 ng/ml, it is considered undetectable. The voicemail with my December test results relayed a 0.15 score and a, “please […]

Sticks and Stones may Break My Bones – but Needles…….

The van is due for an oil change.  It’ll wait.  I should dehaze the headlight lenses, but that can wait.  I really need to organize the video’s I’ve been transferring from VHS, but there’s no time for that now.  There are leaves to rake, gutters to clean, and power steering to find and install in […]