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The Photographer

I’m starting to get, or let’s say I’m getting the urge to go out shooting again and putting my gear together again. At first I was looking again at my lightest camera, the Ricoh GRII but I spent the last few days searching from the wheelchair for the battery charger. Boy there’s a lot of […]

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Thank You Note

I feel very grateful this morning to the strangers and friends who’ve helped me get through this rough patch of life. The actual (non-virtual) friends who always arrive with various foods usually from Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side and the web friends (Bill W. for example) and (Ruth) who’ve dropped $10 in the […]

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Day After Xmas

12/26/2019 A few days ago I took the new electric wheelchair across the street to the Meers – you know that small lake with a path around it. On one side the path is sort of gravelly, and the other side (east) is flat and I asked Babs to join me on this first trip […]

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The Three Tiers (Part II)

So at least a reprise of the tiers since everything is ass-backwards in the blog. DOCTORS NURSES AIDES I think I covered doctors in the previous post, the nurses are next. They travel around the halls dragging two machine-like stands with them (stands is the wrong word but I don’t know what to call them). […]

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The 3 Tiers

All institutions have tiers. Somebody or a bunch of somebodies at the top, and then various steps down from there until the very bottom, the dishwasher, the old woman scrubbing floors on her knees, the clerk that just started in the union, the messengers, the mailroom, the guy who cleans the door handles (HMS Pinafore) […]

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one week of IV

so here’s the deal: i just finished one five day set of Immunoglobulin infusions at the Castle. Each infusion took about 3.5 hours. the first three were thru left wrist til the tape started to come at night. Then next two through the right wrist. No way to type posts while attached to IV pole. […]