Geek Reprieve: For those times between being a geek
Being Understanding in this Digital Age
This has been an interesting week for me. I’ve worked every day from a hospital room. To try to keep a very long story somewhat short, my grandma was in the ER Sunday, the experience was bad and they dismissed her rather than taking the time to actually figure out the problem. This resulted in […]
Experiencing American Airlines as a Person with Mobility Challenges
My wife, Christen, doesn't always have to be in a wheelchair, but it's also not uncommon. Between her Fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, Chronic Epstein Barr, and hypermobility (to name a few), she needs a wheelchair often enough that we own one. Over the last fifteen months she's had to have three surgeries related to the ligament […]
Seventeen years ago today, I married my amazing wife. Many don’t know, but when we married at only eighteen we had already been friends for roughly fifteen years. I don’t recall a time in my life when Christen wasn’t a part of it. Making it better. At thirty-five, having known someone for thirty-two years and […]
Grandma – My Memories
My grandma passed yesterday. We’ve been expecting it for a while and yet for some reason it still felt unexpected. I suppose there are some things you simply can’t actually be fully prepared for. I got to enjoy over 35 years with her though and, while there are more memories than I could possibly type […]
Mens Pants Sizes and Our Need to Feel Good
My waist is a 30. That is to say, it measures roughly thirty inches around. I used to be able to buy pants in size 30/31 or 30/32. It was pretty easy, which is a good thing for someone that doesn’t particularly enjoy shopping. Especially for himself. I noticed it for the first time about […]
Fire Puts School for the Deaf in Desperate Need
Three years ago my in-laws, Doug and Peggy Combes, moved down to Mexico to work at a school for the deaf called Rancho Sordo Mudo (RSM). It was and is an absolute passion project for them. They raise their own funding to support themselves down there, and pour their lives into these kids that many […]
Amazing Art at Mayo Clinic
Amazing Artwork at Mayo Clinic by Agam, dated May 7, 1982.
Venous Abnormality or Where Have You Been?
For the last six months or so, Christen has been suffering from debilitating headaches that have been accompanied by nausea and dizziness. She’s had migraines since she was twelve or so, and at first we just thought they were getting more prevalent. Possibly that her preventative medication was no longer as effective as it used […]
Tornadoes suck, as does nearly everything that goes along with them. Over the last several days we’ve had to worry about several tornado watches/warnings. One had us driving North at midnight to keep us out of it’s path. The worst part so far though have been the torrential rains over the last few days which […]
Eragon the Exterminator
Another great reason to let your lizard roam free sometimes!
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