Uncle Albert

I just learned that my Uncle Albert had a major stroke a cou­ple of days ago. He’s in seri­ous con­di­tion. He already had con­ges­tive heart fail­ure, rheuma­toid arthri­tis, and insulin-depen­­dent dia­betes. He’s just a cou­ple of years old­er than Daddy,…

Window Treatments

I’m pon­der­ing two things about the Cas­tle. First, the fire­place and sev­er­al inte­ri­or walls are gran­ite. Not a facade, but tru­ly gran­ite. They show some yel­low­ish dis­col­oration that we think may be due to cig­a­rette smoke. What­ev­er caused it, I…

Pain Meds!

Happi­ly, the GP vis­it was much more pro­duc­tive than the rheuma­tol­o­gist vis­it yes­ter­day. I have pain meds and mus­cle relax­ants. I feel much bet­ter, but I’m so woozy that I’m fair­ly use­less. The nurse warned me not to take the…

Another Doctor

Dammit. I went to the doc­tor yes­ter­day because I was try­ing not to put it off ’til I was cry­ing and unable to do any­thing at all due to the pain. Get­ting the runaround from the rheuma­tol­o­gist made that effort…

Christian Ritual Murder

Girl, 6, found dead in motel A 6‑year-old girl found dead in an Atlanta motel was the vic­tim of an appar­ent rit­u­al, police said. Oth­er news sto­ries say that the adults involved were appar­ent­ly attempt­ing an exor­cism. The child had many…

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