Maggie had 9 lives

From her improbable survival of Hurricane Katrina to overcoming severe immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and sepsis while requiring immune-suppressive drugs she made a number of recoveries. But this last one was too much. She succumbed to lymphoma on November 13th and we made the decision to let her go. It was incredibly …

Alas, Mar-a-Lago

After growing up at the tail-end of the Cold War I never seriously thought that two nations would be threatening each other with nuclear weapons, and yet here we are. After the last US election I’ve mockingly commented that WWIII could be ignited on Twitter. It doesn’t seem so unlikely …

School daze

Just as I’ve been declared a Creative Writing major I’ve decided that I’m going to transfer out of Kwantlen and into SFU. I’ll have to change my major to Communications. I’m not going to be able to complete a CRWR degree without essentially going part-time at work, as most of …

Last leg check up

Yesterday I had my final check up with the surgeon on my leg. The latest x-rays show that both bones are healing and have joined together. The doctor is happy with the progress of my bones; muscle strength, and gait. Barring anything weird I won’t have to have any more …

Chilled bone

Considering how many bones I’ve broken I’m lucky that few of them ache during cold or damp weather. One of the worst is my right index finger. I’ve broken it a number of times; fairly badly about six years ago. When the barometric pressure drops suddenly or the weather turns …