Sunday, October 20, 2013


Monday should be an interesting day. I have to go back to Holy Cross at 06h00 for a surgical procedure. I 'think, but I'm not certain, that the chest tube is coming out and they are going to try to place some kind of "valve" on my lungs. It seems to be somewhat of a guessing game; let's try one here, if it doesn't work, we'll try another place until we find the one, or more, that works.

A Beautiful Photograph Of Saturn

Deep-Space Engines

Photos and videos from Berlin's dazzling Festival of Lights

Sleep boosts brain's self-cleaning system

Dumb Law of the Week: In Utah: A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife in his presence.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Monday, October 14, 2013


I like nuts. Cashews, pecans, brazils, peanuts, hazelnuts. You name it. I used to buy a pound container at our local supermarket, Publix. Then they raised the price from ten dollars to sixteen dollars. I willingly paid it. Then they stopped selling them altogether. The other day I suddenly got the urge for nuts but Publix was not selling them. I decided to check out the internet and found a website where they sell bulk amounts. I'm not sure why, but I bought four pounds of mixed nuts! That's a lot of nuts. Luckily, I have two containers that will hold the entire four pounds. Actually, I've almost finished one of them. I will definitely buy more from this place because even with the shipping charge, it only came to ten dollars a pound and the nut selection is great. Normally, when you buy mixed nuts, they're mostly peanuts. Not this one. And as a bonus, this one includes a lot of pecans. If you're interested, it's Nuts in Bulk ( They have a lot of other good looking items also, including fruits and cakes.

Scientists closer to Alzheimer's cure

New, Incurable Botulinum Strain Has Top Secret DNA

The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Bat Song

castAR augmented reality glasses switch to true VR with a clip

Dumb Law of the Week: In Texas: The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

À la prochaine, mes amis.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


This is long, long overdue but I just couldn't pull together the necessary momentum to get going with it. The last time we saw "our hero" he had just been released from Holy Cross Hospital where he was treated for a collapsed lung. Within a couple hours of writing about that episode, he was rushed back to Holy Cross where it was determined his condition was three times worse than the first. I was assigned a surgeon who placed a tube in my chest to re-expand the lung. The wild thing about that is when the tube entered my lung, I was immediately relieved. Not a couple minutes later, but immediately! Three or four days later, that tube was taken out and another, smaller one replaced it. It is still there as I write this and I'm not sure how long it needs to stay there. Holy Cross is a very good hospital and the staff if excellent. But it is a hospital and it's a lot like being in jail, or some other restrictive place. I left the hospital Monday night, after waiting four hours for the oxygen I needed to get home and the wheelchair I needed to get me to the car. I am currently on oxygen 24/7 and when I have an appointment (as I did today) I have to pull an oxygen tank along with me. I met some nice people in the hospital and some who were not so nice, but generally they were alright. There were a couple of amusing incidents and a couple of scary moments, but I seem to be responding fairly well.


Dumb Law of the Week: In Tennessee: It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

À la prochaine, mes amis.