June 2021


Cruddy Day :-(

So yesterday was a fantastic day—work went well, we had an after work party, and I feasted on some fantastic roast turkey, drank some beer, and had some great conversations before heading home.

By the time I returned to Weimar, just before 9, I was exhausted. I ended up crashing before 9:30—no big deal, although, […]

A Slightly Indelicate Question

Happy New Year Everybody!

I’ve been staying at home, drinking hot tea, watching movies, reading books, and watching the snow from inside my apartment.

However, I do have an indelicate question that might offend some of your sensibilities—so if you don’t want to know the question, don’t continue reading…


Unrelenting Sneezing!

It was just about a month ago that I got really sick. At the time I thought it was a cold, but others, quite rightly, pointed out to me that it was probably actually the flu.

Whenever I get that kind of sick, it usually takes me awhile to get over it. The last lingering […]

Outta the House!

When I’m sick, I really don’t get out much.

Since last Friday evening when I felt the onset of my illness, the furthest I got was the grocery store, Saturday afternoon when I felt well enough to get out of the house for about 40 minutes.

Beyond that, I’ve stayed in my flat ether sleeping, […]

Strange Dreams

The cold came back with a vengeance last night.

Strangely it resulted in strange dreams, the kinds of dreams that were exhausting. I woke up every hour the entire night, wanting a break from the dreams. I wish I could tell you about the dreams, but my dreams are fleeting and I’ve forgotten the content, […]


I had a mild warning yesterday when I woke up that I might be sick: a minor sore throat that went away shortly after waking up.

By the evening it was back, and it knocked my socks off: I was in bed at 9, where I have spent most of my time since. I woke […]

Hea|d- or |rt- ache

I’m in Paris for one (short) night.

My train arrived at about 1, and my alarm tomorrow morning goes off at 4:30 so that I can grab a quick shower and head to the airport and to Lisbon.

Unfortunately I acquired a major headache on my way to Paris and so instead of making the […]

Back to 100%

It’s been 72 hours since I had a relapse and got sick again.

Since then it’s been slow and steady progress back toward 100%. Many hours have passed in the company of Angel, Back to the Future, X-Men, and books that I realized late last night that I was feeling better.

Not 100% mind you, […]

My Week, so far

Monday: Morning, wake with sore throat, feel awful. Stay home. By afternoon feel ok.

Tuesday: “I’m king of the world!”

Wednesday: Morning: “I’m king of the world!” Afternoon “oooh, maybe I’m not king after all.”

Thursday: “Crud, I am sick…”

On the upside, I forced myself to keep my scheduled hair appointment, which was not […]


Last night I was somewhat restless, and when I woke at 3:30, I had a sore throat.

It was still with me at 6:30 when my alarm went off, so I opted to spend the day at home, sleeping, reading, and eating chicken soup. I dozed for a bit and when I woke at noon, […]