Health Issues: Getting Old

Conrad the Kat, our beast (animaux sauvage)
Conrad the Kat, our beast (animaux sauvage)

Conrad, our sweet and crazy-friendly beast, is having health issues. He had a terrible seizure about a year-and-a-half ago when we first moved to Atlanta. I was hoping he was just mad about moving away from his friends the deer, skunk, and red-tailed fox1 or had eaten some bug in the house … Continue reading

Tobacco & Pipe Shop Versus Facebook

Edwards Pipe and TobaccoIt’s a place from a by-gone era: the tobacco and pipe shops. However, they still exist, though many of their suppliers are long since out of business. Today, I went to such a shop. I went to 3 of them actually—well… kinda, sorta, maybe.

My father died over 18 years ago, in large measure as a result of his addiction … Continue reading

Walking Desk Step Counts

So, I’ve had the walking desk for one full week. I know I’ve been walking more, a lot more. But today I wanted to figure out exactly how the desk is impacting my being more active.

Out of the Ordinary

The first thing I noticed that really is out of keeping for me: yesterday, when I was having tea here … Continue reading

A First for Me!

NextDesk TerraMy walking/standing desk finally arrived and is basically set up, and this is the first post I’ve ever written standing up and walking. In fact, today I’ve walked around 8,000 steps working at the desk. I have to say, so far, I really like it!

I was a little apprehensive about getting one: how successfully does one type … Continue reading

Bill Moyers Sums It Up

He is wise, factual, and prescient. This video is well worth your time. Democracy is being subverted by the party of “No!” and their Teabagistanians’ lunatic jihad on Americans. If you or I broke the law of the land, we would be jailed.

The party of “No!” has got to go!

Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign

I’ve blogged, last year, about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign.

They have started another campaign. And while one could find numerous potential issues with methodology, I think their campaign makes some irrefutable points that need to be assimilated into our culture.

Corporate fashion and glamour marketing promotes a tremendously unhealthy self image, especially among women. They know the uglier … Continue reading

Why I Hate Security

TSA ScannersWe all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed.

We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above … Continue reading

3 Hours in the Dentist Chair!

Jack Hammer Workers in mouthI swear, I have good oral hygiene! But suddenly the old teeth are falling apart! Yesterday was not good!

Grinding, drilling, sawing, pushing and pulling, squeezing, impressions, shots, suction, air blasts, the water gun thingie, horrid bitter tastes…

O dear god in heaven!

Now, I’ve always hated dentists until my more recent adult life. My new dentist in San Continue reading

Confessions from a Diabetic Under Stress

Oreos, Milk, and Insulin
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I admit it!

I stress eat!

The more stress and anxiety I feel, the more I eat. And, I’m talking about the bad stuff—sweets: cookies, cookies and milk!

Lots of them! Non-stop!

Last night, watching the election returns, I needed an insulin IV!

Every time a state was called for Romney, I had to eat at least … Continue reading