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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 4, 2013 by spinoza1111

Dayroom laptop too hard to use (Chinese interface}. Upgrading this week to iPad with help from my consigliere, empowered by excellent new habits of thrift. Should be back up in full soon.

Daily workouts as always.


30 Oct 2013: Soft smack of ball

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2013 by spinoza1111

Dragged ass when Man-zuo (Uncle Man) woke  me yesterday for physio: planning 20 min physio today, 100 lowrise steps if possible first thing tomorrow.

24 Oct 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2013 by spinoza1111

Out of four-day semi-coma.original stlln daze but hanging in there twice, 10 minute work out includes 100 step aerobics. Don’t have that abioity to be breeziy mispleed. As you can see that’s  bullsjit.

20 Oct 2013: Stayin’ Alive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2013 by spinoza1111

Fell into a semi-coma for a day or so, backup, “stayin’ alive” in the ruins. Will try to resume the daily workout today with ten min on the stairs today, back to morning workouts tomorrow. These seances  due, perhaps, to simple exhaustion.

Awoke to pain following the usual Sciatic Highway but it is under control, as far as it shall be.

The extraordinarily clumsy input method, where 10% of characters entered have me throwing my arm across my torso to reach an alternative, is like trying to hack one’s way thru the swamp like Indiana Jones.

When in 1983 old Peter (junglee Peter!) discovered that he could swing from my arm he did so as if he was Indiana Jones!!!, yelling the eponymous yell as Peter (junglee Peter!) did so.

It’s official, and rather discouraging. Some possible internal fracturing may have been found as the cancer spreads. Studying how this works since more and more is learned and staging changes. Ignoring “life expectancy” estimates since these are so unscientific and I have done  what viatical things have needed to be done. 

Boots on the table with this thing, pain, since Dr. wants me not to disturb the others In this more communal society. TM (transcendental meditation) works. Even for a neophyte like me it works. But, of course, with medication.

But wait, more than a year with time for friends, money just enough, just enough, for the city? Things as always swell.

More later.

“What a Gift, a Window”

What a gift, a window.
Giving on to something unwilled
But magnificent in its own way,
Promising the more in its own way as the Flight to Egypt shows
Mary, with modest downcast eyes, led by

Edward G. Nilges: Copyright 20 Oct 2013: Moral rights asserted

16 Oct 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 16, 2013 by spinoza1111

Similar day to Tue Oct 15: painful, 20 minutes: 100 midrise steps, walking, 150 supine warmup w/w-o weights. Moderate pain.

Had to go to Queen Mary later for bone scan : more later. Weariness. I will post more extensively tomorrow.

The glorious-furious drive up the North Shore is memory key. Getting Eddie’s favorite foods, for he was Daddy’s Favorite well as well.

Death-tired, listening to Brahms.

15 Oct 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 16, 2013 by spinoza1111

20 minutes: 100 midrise steps, walking, 150 supine warmup w/w-o weights. Moderate pain.

14 Oct 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 14, 2013 by spinoza1111

First-thing 20 minute workout: 100 lowrise steps, 250 supine movements included some with weights.

Study of Johansen’s Ancient Philosophy moves apace and with profit into Roman philosophy which might well be summarized as Philosophy for Badasses with its emphasis on the backup role of women and the need for loyalty.

A day like a weekend for it’s a public holiday, this may have caused my “weekender” pain (10/10+) to explode earlier today altho now, with painkillahs at savage levels while earlier, “God’s vassals dropped and died” whilst the Sciatica river ran red with blood I prayed for and got surcease.