See part one here.
This year, we got our introduction to the wonderful world of kidney stones. Blargh.
There’s this scene in the Lion King where the wise baboon says “Change is good” and this conversation creates a newfound determination in the movie’s hero. Sure, sometimes change is good. We have been fighting through change throughout our marriage. We changed jobs, changed careers, changed apartments. While that change can sometimes lead to better situations, […]
Becky’s Tale This story begins with my short foray into acupuncture in June and July. As I’m sure I have mentioned, I bruise like a peach, and I just couldn’t handle all of the noticeable bruises and stares at work. However, I did learn a lot from my acupuncturist about food addiction, diet and health. […]
At the end of July, we emptied our storage closet we’d been shelling out $20 a month for since moving to the cities. Needing a storage closet was a side effect of no longer having a basement to put things into in order to forget about them. Emptying the closet was stage one of preparing […]
This Art Hound says: Go See 3 Minute Hero July 30, 2015: About 7:15-7:30. Music in Mears When you make art, whether it is a sculpture, an album, or a book, interviewers fall back on the same question, “who are your influences?” More often than not, the interviewer receives an exasperated answer for two […]
One thing that came with hitching my giddyup to Becky’s train, hard baked into the contract, was Itasca. Some people are lucky to find their place – the one place that they feel comforted, restored, whole. For Becky, that place is Itasca State Park. She loves it so much she used to create yearly calendars […]
I spent my college days in Evansville, Indiana, and one thing I discovered there was the ubiquity of a bbq potato chip that I had not known before. Grippo’s. The region is also home to putting chili on spaghetti noodles. But that delicacy held nothing to Grippo’s. They are the Old Dutch of that region. […]
Sometimes life feels like an infinite loop of that scene from Braveheart with Mel Gibson screaming “Hooooooold” as the armed horses are heading right for you. (Which is 20 years old now. You are old!) It’s been that sort of a month. Ever since Becky got her new job and I got my promotion, we’ve […]