Aches and pains

Aches and pains have featured prominently in life these past few days. I’m not sure why, but migraines are occurring again with more frequency. In addition, I tweaked a shoulder that I somehow injured a while ago. Neither issue is medically serious, but still rather discouraging. A bright spot was receiving the lens on FridayContinue reading “Aches and pains”

Weird dreams and such

It’s another early morning for me after having weird dreams. Also, my wife struggles with coughing lately and this woke me up. We don’t think it’s virus related or at least, we hope not. Yesterday afternoon was more exciting than planned due to a severe weather event called a derecho. We spent some time shelteringContinue reading “Weird dreams and such”

Miscellaneous thoughts and mimeographs

Another day, another early morning spent reading the news (depressing, as usual) while sipping a cup of coffee. I’m getting used to being somewhat scatterbrained most days and this post reflects that reality with some miscellaneous thoughts. I learned last night that the wife of one of my cousins, whom I’ve never met, died inContinue reading “Miscellaneous thoughts and mimeographs”

A long ago travel story

Recently I told a few people at work about an adventure I had many years ago when traveling through the South Pacific. One of my coworkers remarked, “You have had many exciting adventures!” My initial reaction was to downplay that comment, but then I thought back to some of the events in my past andContinue reading “A long ago travel story”

A picnic, fishing, and fixing a bike

Most years, Father’s Day is low-key, and this year was the same. My wife and I agree that we do not do well in terms of family celebrations, so we’ll work to improve on that over time. But it was a good day overall. Our car has been sitting unused in the driveway since theContinue reading “A picnic, fishing, and fixing a bike”