One of the cool—and unexpected—results of writing the Valhalla
series is that readers and writer friends frequently send me Viking-related photos and news articles of interest. To share my good fortune, here is a sampling of what has been sent my way of late:
Here's the completed reading and listening list from the past month:
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo (ebook)
- Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting, by Meredith Norton (audiobook read by Carrington MacDuffie)
- The Reluctant Psychic, by Suzan Saxman with Perdita Finn (print)
- Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey (print)
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Caitlin Doughty (print)
- Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer … Continue Reading ››
My website was hacked. Please bear with me while I change all my passwords, restore my database, and reconfigure my WordPress theme. Even with regular backups, there have already been a few glitches along the way. This may take a while.
Sorry about this, folks. I appreciate your patience.
Well, that was fast.
After I saw a neurologist last Wednesday (March 18), her order for an MRI was approved almost immediately by my insurance. Then, when I called Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), I was given an appointment for the very next morning. All of this after more than four … Continue Reading ››
This past Friday I took advantage of a rare burst of energy and headed downtown to REI to test out a few bags. For some time now, I've been on a quest to find a backpack to serve as a carry-on travel bag (with no additional luggage) and as a day pack once I've reached my destination.
I'd already done a packing test at home with … Continue Reading ››
Ever hear of visual snow?
Every morning starts with a neighborhood hike. Still adjusting to the change to daylight savings time, I was getting a later than usual start on Monday and as I reached the end of the driveway I encountered one of my neighbors out for a stroll with her dog.
We ended up hiking my regular route together—about 3.4 miles. It was nice to … Continue Reading ››
I've not been forthcoming lately about my health. It's been deteriorating rather markedly in the past months.
Today marks 111 days—and counting—of daily headaches, ranging from tension-style pressure and cluster-like ice pick agony to "flaring match" pain and full-on migraines. I've been losing my balance. I've been forgetting things. I'm experiencing visual disturbances and pronounced brain fog and confusion. This is all in addition to the regular symptoms of dysautonomia, which … Continue Reading ››