So, I had a mild heart attack the other day. I woke up Monday morning with a sore left arm and a bad case of heartburn. I rationalized the sore left arm as having strained it carrying heavy scuba tanks and dive weights on Saturday. I don’t know how I explained the heartburn, though, because taking Alka-Seltzer and… Read More »
Parenthetically, I’m on a caffeine fast. I started on Sunday and am most of the way through a week and am doing pretty well. This will be the second time I’ve tried weaning myself completely off caffeine. The last time I tried was a decade or more ago when I tried going cold turkey at the beginning of… Read More »
So some of you may be active enough on YouTube to know that you can’t “monetize” your “channel” unless you have over 1000 subscribers and over 4000 hours of viewers watching your videos in the last 12 months. Monetization means you can add advertisements and such to your videos and get revenue from them. OK. Deep breath.… Read More »
Covid-19 vaccine update: Carole has had both her shots — several weeks ago, in fact, through her employer. She works for Burlington Housing Authority and they have a population of elderly residents in some of their buildings, so as it happened, the state went ahead and offered all BHA staff shots at the same time those elderly residents… Read More »
A Christmas 2020 tip of the hat to “Pogo” creator Walt Kelly, and a tribute to Jay’s father, Keith Furr, who … well, he really couldn’t sing.
Ever heard of feline progressive dendritic cell histiocytosis? We hadn’t either until recently. One day, when I was grooming our oldest cat, Marie, I noticed that she had a strange raised lumpiness on her skin about halfway down one side. I thought at first it might be scar tissue from the time Carole cut her skin open… Read More »
For what it’s worth: Here in my little (4,000 people) town in Vermont our government consists of a five-member elected “Selectboard” which usually meets every other week during normal times, but which has been meeting weekly during Covid-19. Via Zoom, of course. Meetings have a tendency to drag on due to citizen comment — and due to the… Read More »
We just received word today that the four Susan G Komen 3-Day walks scheduled for 2020 have been postponed until 2021: New England, August 20-22, 2021 Chicago, October 1-3, 2021 Dallas/Fort Worth, November 5-7, 2021 San Diego, November 19-21, 2021 Obviously, it was the responsible thing to do, both from a legal point of view and from a… Read More »