August Road Trip, Heading Home

4 Sep

We had a relaxing time in Denver.  We stayed with a high school buddy of mine, John.  He had a terrific patio and the weather was beautiful.  I was interested in doing a bit of cooking the second night we … Read More »

August Road Trip, Heading North

29 Aug

With Susie having a good neuro-oncology appointment, we set out on a two week road trip heading up to Minneapolis and over to the Black Hills of South Dakota, estimated at 3,500 miles.  Our first leg was a short drive to Dallas, … Read More »

Disability Hearing

25 Jul

Susie and I had an Administrative Law Judge Hearing on the 19th of July.  She applied back in 2008 for Social Security Disability.  After chasing her claim for three years, we learned in 2011 that her claim was denied.  The … Read More »

Wetsuit Fights Feeling Cold

8 Sep

One of the side effects that has become chronic trying to recover from cancer treatment is always feeling cold.  This condition has ebbed and flowed over the last 3+ years.  We have worked around it with Susie wearing extra clothes … Read More »

Grandmom’s Brownie Recipe

5 Jul

With family getting on in age, one of the treasures that hopefully gets passed down from generation to generation is recipes.  One recipe our kids and their cousins love is Leora’s brownies.  They seem to always be on-hand to enjoy during a … Read More »

Texas Flood

7 Jun

We’ve crossed into June and May has been quite eventful for Central Texas.  We experienced terrible storms over Memorial Day.  They were more than just Thunder Storms.  They included strong winds, up to around 65 mph, and water that caused … Read More »

Islamists In Our Schools

30 Jan

Earlier this week, a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) passed calling for the University of California at Davis to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories.” … Read More »

Is it the end of Summer?

6 Sep

Well, we’ve returned from vacation and school has started.  Susie spent some time in Sonoma visiting some dear friends and our nephew, Matthew.  She came back to blistering temperatures near around 110 F/ 43 C.  Fortunately, we were turning around … Read More »

First Quarter 2011 in Austin

5 Apr

Life is chugging along as if we have truly settled in Austin, though there are still four boxes that should be emptied (no earthly idea what is in them, but they are looking at me every weekend).  The kids are … Read More »

Settling Down (97%)

6 Nov

We’ve hit November and what a whirlwind/ roller-coaster October was.  Susie had her surgery, to remove a tumor from her Parotid Gland, on Monday the 11th.  That first week was very challenging, but we got through it with lots of … Read More »