Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
April 12, 2017

Opening up a nerve gap

So now I have some thinking to do. As I mentioned before, the day after the cortisone shot I was pain free. In the week after I have been in more pain than I was before the shot. They say to give it a couple…

Guinea Pig emergency
Altitude Sickness
March 29, 2017

Guinea Pig emergency

I have said a lot of mean things about my Guinea pig Pip (“The Impaler”).  To be fair, he has deserved most of it over the past year and a half since I rescued him. But also to be fair, the first year of his…

Altitude Sickness
March 8, 2017

Comedy, Ambien and the English Channel

So the SnowPlow comedy contest at the Outback was fun. I broke all my rules, went in with new material (I usually rehearse myself silly), and engaged in filthy blue comedy (I am usually a clean comic, but contests are always basically a parade of…

Altitude Sickness
February 22, 2017

Of powder days and a broken spine

What a week of skiing, and what a terrible time to be out with a back injury! Fresh powder every day for a week! I would never, ever be the kind of guy who would ski injured. But to get first tracks in Growler, Devils…

Altitude Sickness
February 8, 2017

A chance at paternity

I have have always wanted children.  This might seem counterintuitive, given my life of fairly wild irresponsibility, travel, and transience, but it is true. I have, however, been very careful to wait to have children until I found a proper host candidate for my offspring….

Storm-lit skinning uphill in the dark
Altitude Sickness
January 25, 2017

Storm-lit skinning uphill in the dark

“Communally Acquired Pneumonia.” While this sounds like the way a deity might punish hippies, what this really means is that it is a case of pneumonia that was not acquired in a hospital (aptly named “Hospital Acquired Pneumonia”). Ask me how I know.

Remember that…