Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
But I'll be back Wednesday morning for round two. I want to get in shape!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This morning the sun went behind a cloud and Krista said "Damn, I want it to be sunny and warm today, I'm tired of this cold weather!" I'm in complete agreement with that sentiment, however a few minutes later I came across this collection of COLD WINTER photographs and decided to stop whining. Check it out here, only beware the "next" button at the bottom of the page...that website can be addictive!
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Five years ago today our family arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was an exotic beginning of a wonderful three month adventure. Krista's mom, Joyce, was with us all through Thailand and then for a week in Bali. Some years ago I documented our travels in a little blog Thailand Sojourn with photos, travelogue and video clips. I guess I had a lot of time on my hands.
That trip is very important to me. It holds a vast space of rich memory and makes me feel like a more interesting person. That old saying "Wherever you go, there you are" just isn't true.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Here's a link!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
This isn't unusual for me, to entertain such drastic thoughts. Pretty much every headache is a brain tumor for my overworked imagination. I've long ago stopped taking it seriously. But this was new and made me especially vulnerable.
I'm glad to say I'm almost recovered. I've hardly eaten anything in the last four days. A little yogurt with banana. Some green smoothie that Krista made. And I just heard from my friend Nancy that she's had the same thing, more or less, and it seems to be going around. So I guess I can relax about the tumor and all.
Except that I keep thinking about how totally screwed we'd have been, financially, if I really had had something serious. We do have insurance. But it's essentially 'catastrophic' and we'd end up shelling out a lot of money if something bad really happened.
We've had this policy for at least six years now, and we've never used it. Not once. We've never claimed a penny's worth of service from the bastards. And yet, I have this suspicion we'd be automatically denied coverage if we really needed it.
It's more profitable for them to pay lawyers to find ways to deny payment, or delay payment, so that's what they're doing. It's their fiscal responsibility to their shareholders, after all.
So I'm feeling really ready for the Democrats to pass the PUBLIC OPTION. There's absolutely nothing stopping them, except their allegiance to the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Just a nice, simple up or down vote in the Senate.
I've been faxing Obama and Harry Reid this week, demanding action. This might be one of those moments where a few more snowflakes make the avalanche.
Last year about this time, I was just recovering from pretty severe dysentery I picked up in Thailand. For days and days I ate nothing but plain Nancy's yogurt and bananas, and here I am again. Yuk.