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Saturday, December 01, 2018

regrets, Saturday, December 1, 2018

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did."
~Mark Twain

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday, August 27. 20018

Shirani, from Sri Lanka, just visited me. She is the dietician here
and says the Speech Therapist can change my diet to unground food,

Earlier, someone whose this name I did not get, told me I would be getting
new shoes this week. We settled on size 9.5 after a brief discussion and her
looking inside the shoe for size information.

At this very moment, Meghan is talking with Arthur about his memory problems.
She has told me she's seen Jonah working with me. She just left, telling Arthur
she would return shortly.

Carlos came by to fix my door, again.  His solution reminded me of the expanding universe.

Friday, August 24, 2018

the past

“The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here.” 
-- Finley Peter Dunne, writer

A fantastically excellent week in Physical Therapy.  My left leg has come back to life.  I can
feel deep muscles, pain, then   I stress of overdoing things. Spasms that tell me there is contact between brain and muscle.  Mary who started me on the bike routine agrees.  I can feel small, sharp pains in my left thigh.  But they rise and die out quickly.  The pain and sensation are not unlike the result of running a marathon.  Again, Mary says, all good signs.

Some data from the bike machine today:

     Activity left 99%
                  right  1%
     Distance: 3.5 km
     Spasms: 1
     Calories: 3.0
     Time: 15 minutes

A week of regular and comfortable BMs.

I have been gorging on dinosaur videos the last week. No sign of running out.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Monday. May 7, 2018

Dan came by yesterday and helped fix my computer and rearrange some of my stuff.

9:23 nice day out. Started my apple of the day.

Large BM the size of a peeled banana but a floater. completely normal painless.




10:44 WEIGHT=149.4

Session in Phys Therapy today.

Two laps+ of the long hallway.

Practice standing with eyes closed & open.

Practice standing from just my wheelchair with no pushing up with my right arm.

Spent an hour talking with Joe by the elevators.

12hours of yelling by the usual suspect.

17:10 50 squats in the hall bathroom.

Dinner is here including a cup of milk.

Th floor Dr heated it for me.

Dinner was a fruit and cottage cheese plate.

18:31  Escaping to a quieter domain with my phone.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Creative Writing Friday, May 4, 2018. 23:01

"A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery."
-- Nelson Algren, a writer of Chicago

Wednesday, May 02, 2018


"Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness."
~Wayne Dyer

Sunday, April 29, 2018

mistakes April 29, 2018

The new basic principle is that in order to learn to avoid making mistakes, we must learn from our mistakes. To cover up mistakes is, therefore, the greatest intellectual sin." — Karl Popper

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

possessiveness: Reflection for the day, from The Boston Globe, November 17, 2001 by Peter Ustinov

I am not and never have been possessive.  I consider possessiveness to be the most dangerous and underrated of all human vices.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

dogs Thursday, March 29, 2018

If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.


Sunday, March 25, 2018


If you want to make god laugh tell him your plans.

          - Ron Beaty

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 20, 2016

6:16 CNA refuses to help change me' Changes roommates automatically without being asked. This has gone on regularly for several days. Possibly being paid by C to ignore me.

11:59 unpleasant shower. now wearing the same clothes. support bar in first shower broke in my hand..

16:18 just back from visiting Bev

19:08 Supper is 0ver, just back from a tiny BM. Going to visit Bev for chanting.


Hoping for chocolate covered cherries.  Steve & Nico bring choc cov cherries.

Tiny BM today. I have dug bigger boogers out of my nose. Therapy with Emily today.
Did 60 squats in the bathroom.

Several hours with Bev as she read excerpts from books by professional naturalists.
Another 4 hours of being boggled by life on Earth.

brushed the teeth.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thu Mar 15, 2018

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up."

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

grandchildren late 2017

Grandchildren are the dessert of life.   - Arra Avakian (Intermetrics coworker)

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. - JAMES JOYCE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.” - Bertrand Russell


“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” - Aristotle


"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” - James Baldwin


“I write to understand as much as to be understood.” - Ellie Weisel


Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler


Don't play for safety. Its the most dangerous thing in the world. - anonymous

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