Taking My Walk

One of the best decisions Ed and I ever made was purchasing our current home because of the neighborhood. We are literally surrounded by parks. There used to be a railroad that ran adjacent to the park which has been converted to a walking and cycling pathway called the Katy Trail. Within walking distance is … More Taking My Walk

The Colonel is Back

Recently, I have been introduced to a cannaboid product that, at least in this man’s view, is nearly miraculous. It’s made from the hemp plant and in a short period of time made a significant and unexpected improvement to my quality of life. Additionally, the longer I take it I realize there are side effects. … More The Colonel is Back

Friends Indeed

Once I saw two elderly gentlemen (more elderly than Ed and I) in a store walking arm in arm while they were shopping. I approached them and said they were an example to all folks about the beauty of a relationship between two men.  I further told them my heart was warmed by their courage … More Friends Indeed

Pacemaker Stat

Ed and I were recently at an airport where we were both pre-checked for security (meaning – old people).   However, the result was different for each of us.  Ed and I have become big bags of spare parts.   When they asked if there were any issues with x-rays, Ed told them he had two artificial … More Pacemaker Stat

Checking Vitals

Ed and I are rapidly approaching our 15th wedding anniversary.  Ed and I lived in sin for the first 28 years.  We took advantage of getting married as soon as it became available.  Although joined at the hip during the day, when we go to sleep at night we are very different people.  Ed is … More Checking Vitals

Code Blue

I inherited a bad heart from my Dad.  My first indication I had heart issues came about because, despite the fact I’ve always loved to walk, suddenly I had to stop walking after short distances to catch my breath.  Because of my Dad’s history, I went to the doctor on several occasions.  Physically I am … More Code Blue

Third Nipple

After having quad bypass surgery and then a heart attack, I had a battery operated device installed in my upper chest.  I am really a happy and positive person who has a tendency not to worry about things that haven’t happened yet.  The morning I had to check into the hospital, I was in a … More Third Nipple

Hip, Hip, Hooray

In 2011, Ed had the first of two hips replaced.  He was in a lot of pain and was really happy when he found out he was a good candidate for surgery.  Two weeks before the surgery, the hospital held a class for knee/hip replacement patients and spouses to explain the procedures and let us … More Hip, Hip, Hooray