Month: March 2008

  • Global Warming is Bunk

    I never thought much of all of the “global warming” hype. But it’s almost April and it’s snowing on the valley floor in Oregon. Come on. Rain-yes. Snow-Not my cup of tea in this quantity (a lot is fun to play in–just a bit is just cold). Any diehard global warming supporters should just come […]

  • Eating Whatever

    I had Ulcerative Colitis for about a decade. In that time I tried endless things to handle it, including various diets. None of these worked for me, but I did learn over the years which foods I had to avoid because they inevitably caused problems: broccoli, seeds, certain tomato products when I wasn’t feeling perfectly, […]

  • Additional Reason OHSU is Great

    A couple weeks ago, I went to OHSU for a kidney stone (a drawback from long term prednisone use to try to control my colitis) and while I was there, the nurse gave my daughter a Beanie Baby to play with. We were very impressed and my wife wasn’t totally sure that she got to […]

  • No TV, No Problem

    The other day my wife and I were discussing a situation where we could save money each month by switching cell phone providers. And one thing that came up was that we might be able to cancel our internet and just use our phones (turns out this won’t work–oh well). And she brought up canceling […]

  • Shower Dog

    I have a funny dog, and I really like him. He’s a pug. We rescued (got him from a rescue organization) him a couple of years ago and he’s come a long way from being in total terror to being quite a dufus. He gets overly excited when people come to the house or we […]

  • Advantage of having little kids after surgery

    Despite the many downsides to having surgery and being a parent, like not being able to pick my daughter up for six weeks because she weighs more than I am allowed to lift, there is one plus: early bedtimes and naps. When I first got back from the hospital, I needed to rest extra in […]

  • Selective information

    I don’t know if this is a common thing or not, but when I had things happen physically (with my Ulcerative Colitis), I found it very workable to only tell people the details that were actually interested and who actually cared about the answer. I found that most people ask how you are or if […]

  • OHSU Rocks

    A friend of mine suggested that I blog about my experiences with Ulcerative Colitis and the surgery I just had to handle it. I’ve been meaning to, but haven’t gotten around to it, but that little push has inspired me, so we’ll start small and I’ll try to cover everything in and amongst my other […]

  • Being a Dad

    Being a dad is one of the coolest things I am right now. I had been really sick for most of Daphne’s life and was her “dad” in name only. I wasn’t really able to do much with her. I was always tired or working to support our family and so that my wife could […]

  • Stick With Me

    Ok, I am going to try to start blogging more consistently here, but you’ll have to stick with me a bit as I have quite a few things that I would like to talk about that I have backlogged so things might come out randomly as they come back to mind.