A crow in the snow, somewhere in Colorado alvin November 30, 2019 - 10:02am

A crow in the snow, a memory of a winter past.

A possible result could be catastrophic

I was talking to a doctor yesterday about Pericarditis and he said that one possible result could be catastrophic. I was well aware of that possibility, but I thought it was an unusual word for a doctor to use.

That being said, it does sound more powerful than you could die. A lot of people say, “You could die doing <fill in the blank>,” so maybe that phrase has lost some power, where “catastrophic” isn’t used that often to talk about one’s health.

Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019 alvin November 26, 2019 - 8:37am

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. These are the Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019, with significantly more snow expected today. Image courtesy of this tweet by Troy Renck.

Winter snowstorm, coming up ... alvin November 25, 2019 - 7:54am

Cowabunga, me going to need more cookie dough.

~ Broomfield, Colorado, November 25, 2019 (Thanksgiving week)

Big, aggressive cow shuts down traffic near Golden, CO alvin November 10, 2019 - 8:15pm

November 20, 2015: The photo (from the Denver Post) tells the story.

John Elway: Look for heart first alvin November 10, 2019 - 2:11pm

This is a good article about John Elway. This is my favorite quote regarding programming and running a business: “He based his approach to scouting on Jack’s golden rule: ‘Look for heart first.’”

Drive back from Golden, Colorado (and Lady Cab Driver) alvin November 10, 2019 - 2:09pm

While driving back from Golden, Colorado on November 10, 2016, I happened to be listening to Lady Cab Driver by the artist formerly known as Prince, and wondered if these days he would have called it Lady Uber Driver. I thought it was interesting how society in the present moment has an effect on music and writing.

And here’s a gratuitous photo of some cattle on the right and wrong side of the fence near Golden, a big field, and some mountains.

132 rounds of chemo alvin November 6, 2019 - 10:24am

I have gone through some health issues, for sure, but I always feel much worse when I see little children in the hospital fighting some illness or disease. Seeing that breaks my heart, and I have nothing but love and respect for those kids and all of the medical professionals that help them.

And as I was writing that, I received an email about Marybeth Hoffman, who has gone through 132 rounds of chemo to fight pancreatic cancer. Anything I have gone through pales in comparison to what many other people have to deal with.