Healing is Hard Work

I’ve received enthusiastic praise from countless medical staff this morning. They’re excited that I am out of bed, bathed, and pushing myself around in a wheel chair. They tell me how much better my color is when I am vertical. These folks are consistently excited as I persevere through each procedure, treatment, and surgery. As […]

The View from my Hospital Bed

On top of everything else that’s hard to do from a hospital bed, typing is no picnic. It’s become both increasingly important and difficult for me to blog. I need to write out how I feel, examine my own perspective, and to simply make sense of my life and how I’m dealing with it. Lately […]

Dragging Out of Our Annual Outrage for Memorial Day

Ok. I need a reality check. Are we as a society somehow unaware of whether the Veteran’s Administration is grossly failing our vets? Really? F@cking really? There aren’t decade’s worth of sociological and psychological studies that prove this? (And half a dozen other disciplines)? There aren’t countless documented case studies? There aren’t statistics like 22 […]

I’m Falling Apart but I’ve Never Felt Better

My greatest appreciation tends to be in retrospect. Through the course of my forties I’ve come to miss the days when my body functioned so much better, with so little upkeep, and was almost entirely pain free. Things change. I was diagnosed this week with an aneurysm of the popliteal artery (sounds like scary shit, […]

Life is Better Sober

Today’s blog is a guest post from Bryce Thomas and the Recovery folks at Renaissance Ranch, a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center located in Bluffdale, Utah. They specialize in gospel centered 12 step recovery programs for both men and women. Addiction can be a devastating trial for both an addict and the family of […]