Entries Tagged as 'Denver'

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

“Chapter 11: That Time I Got That Thing Stuck In My External Ear” (abr.), Sinusitis, and Hail On the Homefront

Heya, Blog Reader, I have a sinus infection that I think is on the way out. I wasn’t given antibiotics or allowed to see my ENT. I guess I have mixed feelings about not getting antibiotics–I’ve had a lot since chemo and I know the hazards of taking too many. But they usually make me […]

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Broncos Win In Season Opener ’14–And So Do I.

Last Sunday, I took advantage of the great opportunity of going to watch the season opener of the Denver Broncos with my dad. He has season tickets, but every year he sells all but the first game for gold doubloons and rubies, sapphires, diamonds, and majestic silks from the Far East. At least that’s the […]

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Writing, Tweeting, Losing Sports Championships. Plus! Special Bonus: Is Being A Dictator All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

I’ve been wanting to write a lot lately, but I have a pinched nerve in my neck. It’s referring pain down to my thumb and forefinger, through the ol’ carpal tunnel, which I believe Chris Christie conspired to close at some point recently, for all but two tendons. In lieu of writing, I tried dictating […]

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Review of Yesterday’s Regrettable Mistakes

1) The Senate rejected a bill popular among 90% of Americans that would’ve strengthened background checks on gun purchases. 2) Several news outlets incorrectly announced that a dark skinned man was identified as a suspect in the Boston bombings. 3) Meteorology’s classification as a science was called into question yet again in Colorado. The difference […]

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Trivia, Perspective, and My Most Hated Of All Organs

YEAH SURE, it was great that, on Tuesday, I participated in trivia, despite being absolutely overwhelmingly exhausted (more on this later). And anyway, it’s a responsibility I owe to my teammates! Well… no, it’s probably not, and none of them would ever hold me to anything like that. But I do enjoy (and sort of […]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The Twisted Murder Of Civil Unions

Last week, Colorado’s civil unions bill was put into a legislatively-induced coma. Today, it was flat out murdered. Civil unions are supported by a majority of Coloradans. The civil unions bill passed through three different Republican-controlled committees. It passed through the Democratically-controlled Senate. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper enthusiastically promised to sign it. It had enough […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Another Premeditated Killing Of Civil Unions In Colorado; A Crisis In Democracy

Due to a commendable number of Republicans in our House of Representatives, Colorado finally had enough legislative votes to pass a civil unions bill. The bill passed through the Senate, passed through the necessary committees, despite some difficulties, and it had the support of the Governor, who had pledged to sign it. All of this […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Four Years Alive.

On the evening of Thursday, December 6, 2007, my mom was driving me home from The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. We were discouraged. The whole reason for my flight home had been to get checked out at Children’s by Dr. Glancy’s successor. But I hadn’t fit into the pediatric MRI machine because my shoulders […]

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

I’m Having Surgery Tomorrow (Friday); also, I’ve Been Getting HBO For Two Weeks

Last Monday (Columbus Day: freedom, hope, genocide!), I began undergoing daily two-hour hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy sessions at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. This entails spending two hours in a big, metallic tube called a hyperbaric chamber. It may or may not be a submarine that may or may not have crashed into the second […]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

A Week In Lengthy Brief Summary, part one

I don’t feel well today. In fact, I have not felt well since last Wednesday. I’ve been kicked around by debilitating headaches and nausea. Also, since last Sunday, I’ve been more sleepy than I’ve been in a couple of months. From the beginning of July through the end of it, my health was going up […]