2/11/21 Temporary Reprieve

Every CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) veteran knows that one CBC (Complete Blood Count) does not make a trend. I know that. My trend for the last few years has been up. A normal White Blood Count (WBC) is in the 8,000 range. Mine has steadily, and lately steadily accelerated, until it got to around 78,000.…

2/7/21 Above Average Intelligence

100% of the people think that they are above average intelligence. Think about that for a minute if you’re of a mind. I asked around and discovered that no one will admit to being below average, nor even average. Someone is kidding themselves at best, and fooling themselves at worst. Which do you think is…

2/6/21 Headlines Sell

Headlines sell, but I ain’t selling anything here. I don’t collect your data. Any data WordPress, the platform I use, may collect on you, I don’t use. I don’t know it. I make no money from it. I pay a fee instead of using WordPress’s free hosting so you won’t have to look at ads.…

2/5/21 A better View From Here

Sometimes the storm brings the unexpected. Sometimes it just brings rain. Other times the clouds gather and the wind blows, yet the storm never comes, just a gentle breeze and the soothing sound of raindrops on a tin roof. Last night was like that. Few things soothe like raindrops on a metal roof. The drone…

2/2/21 Naive? Me?

Sometimes, I am naive. I am inclined to think that when I’m face to face with someone and they are speaking they are telling the truth, because I think everyone is honest and telling the truth. My naiveté has led me to a few disappointments in my time. Perhaps you have experienced this, too. I…

1/21/21 New Year Nets Nostalgia

I am nostalgic in the new year, having the COVID blues as bad as I do. I reckon you have it, too. We all do. So much Covidity, so much time to mourn what we miss, and I am missing making music with my friends. I’m missing it so bad, I’d even play music I…

8/16/20 Let’s Get Some Culture

Culture is a valuable commodity, apparently. Some are willing to pay for it. “It ain’t gon’ hurt y’all to get some culture,” said Uncle Forney to a small handful of unwashed nephews one Saturday afternoon. Thus, the day before, Forney had forked out eight dollars at a self-service kiosk put up at the Piggly-Wiggly for…

1/24/20 CLL Causes Confirmed

Yes. You heard it here, maybe not first, but you now have the facts. Of course, I have no facts to support my headline, but P.T. Barnum-esque headlines get more attention. I am a member of a wonderful Facebook group for those of us with CLL and their caregivers. Most of the members see CLL…

12/3/19 Return of Posts

I only posted a few times in the past year. I just had too many things occupying my attention. Few of them were good. I am not here, now, to rehash the struggles life dealt us in the past year. We all have struggles. We all have had bad times. When I think of this,…