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Well, this Mercury Retrograde started off with a bang. Joe noticed a weird spot on his nose, kinda like a zit but it didn't behave like a zit. I noticed another weird spot on his head, just left and slightly over his forehead. He went to a dermatologist. It's nonmelanoma skin cancer -- basal cell, I think. He's made an appointment with a surgeon. The surgery -- called Mohs surgery -- will likely be done... Read more →

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me

It's been a while since I did a "Things You May Not Know About Me" meme, so when the lovely and talented Jessie posted one on Facebook and told folks to ask for a number if they wanted to do it too, I said "Sure, give me a number," so she gave me 10. Here, then, are 10 things you might not know about me. 1. I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. (And... Read more →

Belated Birthday Blog Post

I turned 63 yesterday! It's kind of nice to have your birthday over a three-day weekend; you get to spread out the wild rumpus and dizzy partying. Heh. Actually, yesterday was a pretty wild day, because of a freak ice storm that arrived in Philly/Baltimore/DC area. I woke up to news of serious multi-car accidents all over the place -- a 50-car pileup on the Schuylkill Expressway, a 10-car accident on I476, wrecks on the... Read more →

Sunday Stealing: 2014/2015 Meme, Part One

Here is the year's first Sunday Stealing! 1.What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about? How a single email changed my life. 2.If you had to describe your 2014 in 3 words, what would they be? Great. Big. Adventure. 3.What new things did you discover about yourself? I'm braver than I thought I was. I hate merging onto the Schuylkill Expressway. With the exception of the PennDot bureaucracy, I... Read more →

Hockey New Year!

What a great New Year's Day! "Why is that?" I hear you cry. Well, I'll tell you. Some folks watch a lot of football on New Year's Day. The Rose Bowl, for instance. I, however, watch hockey -- the Winter Classic, to be specific. The Winter Classic is a regular old NHL game, except that it's played outdoors and has a lot more pomp and circumstance attached to it. This year, my Washington Capitals hosted... Read more →