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…

10/13/16 Organizing Thoughts

I seldom try to organize my thoughts when I start writing. Perhaps you’ve noticed. No doubt, you’ve noticed. I just start and let ‘er fly from there. “We probably need to start you back on regular treatment (formerly chemotherapy and immunotherapy, now just immunotherapy),” said Dr. Gooday at the Big-as-Texas Cancer Center (BATCC) on Monday.…

10/2/16 Time Stops

Yesterday I wrote about time distortion. I had a struggle with confusion about the time. The only inconvenience was to myself. It caused no damage. It caused no problems, other than the inconvenience previously mentioned. Today, I write about the absence of the distortion of time, for time will eventually stop. When I wrote, I…

10/1/16 Time Distortion

I was a victim of time distortion. Needlessly, I might add, but victimized nevertheless. My old nemesis, amperage-interrupting fatigue, has returned, one of the many symptoms of CLL. Some days are better than others, but some days the power just goes out. I had two days like that this week, Tuesday and Thursday. There’s not…

7/20/16 Eating Your Way Across I-10

The right-smart honorable Raymond E. Huffmaster, in all his over-alled glory, and me made the trip from home to Houston on Sunday, July 17, then back home on Monday after my appointment at BATCC. Debbie was not able to go, having duties with the grand-kids, and Raymond offered to take me…this time…every time…which is the…

7/13/16 Ruxolitinib, Day 27

I have been taking the ruxolitinib (Jakafi®) since June 17, which is nearly a month. I have been back to Houston to see Dr. Gooday, once, on July 6, and will return on July 18. This is a powerful drug and a Phase II clinical trial so I have to be monitored closely. Everything was…