Happy New Year’s Eve! Today is officially the end of the year for me. October 31 is a new year as far as I’m concerned. This day last year, I was thisclose to biting the big one. And even before that, mid-2017 and onward was no bueno. I had two gastroscopes to stretch out my … Continue reading October 30
Literally. After nasty emergency lung surgery last year; I am left with three reminders of my time in the hospital. Three scars adorn my body, leftovers of the camera, surgical instruments, and foot long chest tube that took up residence in my body for a time. I've gotten used to them over the last few … Continue reading Scars Run Deep
BIG week for me. I ran. I fuckin' ran. Once. Then twice. I ran twice this week. And I'm gonna do it one more G-D time, to make it thrice. BIG for me because about three months ago I thought I was a goner. As in dead. It's a long story for another time but … Continue reading Once, twice, three times…
I have an Anna's Hummingbird living part-time on my high-rise balcony year-round. Her full name is Althea Socks Octavia Hummingbird. She's been around since November 2018 and most days spends a good six to twelve hours here from sunrise to sunset. The nicer the weather, the more she's out and about socializing, only popping in … Continue reading Feeding Hummingbirds
This is not how I would've thought a new blog entry would go, but I can't ignore or forget what I unfortunately, witnessed today. Today I saw a dog, an Australian Shepard, fall to his death from a high-rise condo. I believe it was from the 17th floor. The incident was as horrific as you … Continue reading Pet Care and Responsibility
Today was a milestone type-o-day. I've officially become a volunteer with one of the local animal rehabilitation outfits! I will transport animals who are injured, ill; in distress of some kind, to the animal rehab place. This is really exciting for me not only because I'll learn more about animal care and be involved in … Continue reading Milestones!
Huey Lewis got it straight - the power of love is a curious thing. In this case, a curious thing named Althea. Althea Socks Octavia Hummingbird to be exact. That is her full given name. She is an Anna's Hummingbird. Althea flittered her way into my life in November 2018 on an unusually warm Friday … Continue reading A Curious Thing
After running the Fall Classic back in November, I was ready to test the ol’ knees in January for my first race of 2018. When I ran the Fall Classic, I didn’t fret over it too much. I hadn’t been running a lot; I just wanted to get out there and be part of the … Continue reading The Runs
One night when I was a kid, I looked through my brother's telescope. A bright blob appeared in front of my eyeball. At the very same moment, I jumped. Jumped like when you double-jump on on a trampoline and you think your legs are about to fucking bend the opposite way they're supposed to and … Continue reading Supermoon or Superscary?