5/3/17 The Pneumonia Menace

After having had a good time at The Alabama Folk School, I returned home, more tired than I perhaps should have been. While I did not keep raucous hours at Camp McDowell, since I don’t keep raucous hours, I did not get much sleep. Sleep for me, is sometimes as elusive as Bigfoot. Have you…

2/1/17 A Trip into Decadence

Debbie and I made a trip to Houston on Sunday. I had an appointment at BATCC for my two month checkup for the Ruxolitinib clinical trial I am on. For a while we were making the trip every two weeks, but now, we have settled into two month, which is a lot better. Over the…

1/18/17 100% Literacy

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain Mark Twain had no peer. I have said that before, but it bears repeating. If I repeat that 231 times a day spread over seven different radio stations during drive time for a period of six weeks in a…

12/26/16 Nothing Profound

That’s what I wanted: to write something profound. Profundity as a goal is elusive, though it can overtake us unawares from time to time, which is probably the best sort of profundity: the unplanned. We all have it from time to time, and we mostly lack it when we are setting out to be profound.…

10/30/16 Not Waned So Much

Tonight is the new moon. I was expecting maximum waned symptoms from the minimum visible moon. That has not happened. Now I am thinking that the symptoms still wax and wane on a lunar cycle, with maximum symptoms at the moon’s separate zeniths of full or new. I expect in a week, I’ll have a…

10/23/16 Still Waning

We started at 5:30 yesterday morning. After many verifications and communications with Facilities Management, closing a switch or two in one place, and opening three separate switches in others, we took the power out on eleven dormitories at Ole Miss yesterday. Within minutes of taking the power out, we had gotten to the point where…