Joe’s funeral was extremely touching and wholly Catholic. Polish Catholic to be exact, which led to an hour and a half of standing, kneeling, sitting, praying and sobbing. All of which was closely followed by some heavy-duty food consumption. Sausages, sauerkraut, pierogies, liver and dumplings, chicken and beef were all served as a gut-busting tribute [...]
Doctors often fail to ask their patients sufficient questions in order to pinpoint the root of what ails them and, in tandem, patients often withhold information from doctors that could facilitate a faster recovery and/or diagnosis. It’s a paradox that I like to call “The Mariah Carey.” It is my belief that you can sing [...]
On any given Sunday, baking peanut butter cup brownies, banana bars, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies could have been our extreme response to the infuriating recurrence of Constance’s period that morning. On this particular Sunday, however, it was a tragedy far greater than the smack of another baby-less month that sent us into [...]
For two relatively young people, Constance and I are enduring a great deal of physical pain that seems to befit a much older crowd.
Clomid’s normal mood-swinging side effects actually swung Constance in a positive direction. Since beginning her treatment, she has not ingested the small dose of antidepressants she’s been taking since 2000. Depression is [...]
For those of you that think I ruined the end of the next Harry Potter book, you give me far more credit than I deserve. When even Stephen King can’t get an advance copy, you can rest assured that I know nothing of the demise of Harry. Someday I hope to be that powerful, but [...]
Belief in an adage such as, “If you want something badly enough, make it happen,” isn’t really my modus operandi. Humans don’t wield the significant power required to control the world around them in-full. Sadly, I’m no Harry Potter (but if I were I wouldn’t die in the final book - not cool J.K. Not [...]
The shade of trouble casts farther and more complete than the light of good times.
So, for all of the good that has occurred in the last week, the bad seems to outweigh it. I couldn’t blog for over a week, and I’m sorry I was gone. A lot has happened, and I can’t wait to [...]