Hi! Man, I have been slacking with posting here (or anywhere, really) lately. I actually thought about taking a little hiatus while I try to focus on some other aspects of my life, but that just seems too severe. Plus I want to be able to write when I feel like it, and the moment I say … Continue reading Miscellany
Hi there! So I was going through some of my journals looking for future Throwback Thursday posts (because it's easier than creating new content) and I came across this one from just two years ago. I hope it gives you a chuckle. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Well, today confirmed what I'd always suspected was true: … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Bonus Edition!
Happy New Year, and all that jazz. Here is something I have been pondering lately: I tend to be (over)sensitive to the way people smell. I really dislike smelling bad breath and gross body odor. I'm not averse to all body odor, I mean, I spent part of my youth in Vermont, among pot-smoking, dreadlocked, … Continue reading Oh, hello!
Throughout my late teens and most of my 20's, I lived in ignorant bliss when it came to my ears. My "bad" ear was stable enough that it didn't bother me. Once in a while I would have nagging thoughts about the cholesteatoma coming back, so I would make an appointment with my ENT to … Continue reading Deaf As A Post – Part 2
For about a week now, I've been 85% deaf (as opposed to my usual 50%). I seem to have acquired an infection or a swelling or some thing which has caused my good ear to feel clogged and useless. I've been walking around feeling like I've just jumped into a swimming pool and the world is … Continue reading Deaf as a post – Part 1
It was a dark and stormy night... No, just kidding. It was a sweltering midsummer afternoon when my mother's contractions began. My father's cousins had come over to swim in the pool that day and through the window my mother could hear them laughing and splashing as she lay on the bed. She would have … Continue reading Where it all began – The story of my birth.
My first plastic surgeon was Dr. Hulnick at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. I had 5 surgeries with him, the first when I was barely 3 months old and the last when I was 6. I don't remember what he looked like, but I do remember him being a big part of my early life. … Continue reading Dr. Hulnick