Progress

Today was both good and bad for me. My recovery continues slowly, much more slowly than I would like, but I’m still making progress each day. Today, the progress in terms of exercise, steps, and endurance, was offset by the return of vertigo caused by some residual bowel blockage that I had to deal with.

I know what caused the issue with my bowels and that was the terrible diet I was on for more than two weeks in the hospital recently. I was never able to get enough nourishment from the awful “food” I had each day.

At any rate, my step count didn’t go as high as I wanted today. I was hoping to approach 1000 steps, but I will end the day between 709-800 or so. Still a good total for just four days out of a long hospital stay, but I can do better. Tomorrow is another opportunity for me to improve on today’s total and move the bar even higher for the future.

SoCal megachurch that thumbed its nose at COVID has an outbreak–but doesn’t want anyone to know

Lately, it seems that evangelicals and hard-right political hankering have gone hand in hand. For a long time, one of the exceptions to that rule was John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley. His radio show, “Grace to…
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Ready to toss your mask as soon as you get vaccinated? Think again

As cases of the novel coronavirus increase nationwide, the newly released Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has given hope to some individuals that the virus can be stopped. Shipments of the vaccine arrived in all 50 states and Puerto Rico on Monday with…
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Democratic leaders must not be silent in the face of attempted coup

I’ve been a Democrat for 15 years. As a former Republican/Libertarian, I’ve always felt that the Democrats tend to be a bit wimpy compared to other political parties. But I never thought I would see the day when a retired general and convicted…
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