Archive for February, 2009

Independent hand

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

At my physical therapy session this afternoon, the therapist hooked the electrical stimulation machine (or maybe it’s that he hooked up two machines) up to both my shoulder and my wrist. I could feel the series of small shocks to the shoulder. I couldn’t feel any shocks to my wrist, but my pointer finger started […]

Thanks, Tracy

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I stopped at CVS on my way to work (for some fluoride tooth rinse that my dental hygienist had recommended) and heard a song that once had a real impact on me, _Fast Car_ by Tracy Chapman. Twenty years ago, in the fall of 1988 to be exact, I was thinking that it was really […]

Hand report

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I may not have posted about it, but for about a month I’ve been going around with a brace on my left wrist. When I went for my annual physical I described a problem with lack of sensation in my left thumb, pointer, middle finger, and half of ring finger, and tingling in my arm. […]

Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Hey ho, although it makes little sense to write on an iPhone screen when there’s a computer with a real keyboard handy, it seemed worth trying!

Quick weekend recap

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Working backwards, well, today was a strange day. We woke up at 6 AM in Sparta, New Jersey, at Millie and Joel’s house, had coffee and orange juice, and were on the road at 7:02. We took the back road north from Sparta up to I-84 over the NY line, partly because we like that […]


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

We had two deaths in the extended family in the last couple of weeks. First was my mother’s cousin Irving Wolfe, on Jan 31. I have a lot about his 90th birthday party, almost six years ago, on this site somewhere, before it was a blog. Arlene and I visited Irv and Evelyn once after […]

Quick notes

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The Bohemian waxwings were back briefly this weekend. We saw a small flock, maybe ten or a dozen of them, in the crabapple late Sunday afternoon. Arlene thought she saw one redpoll, but I didn’t get to see it. The trip to the lumber yard last Saturday was to get wood to build a stand […]

Coraline knitting link

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Arlene and I went out to see the new film _Coraline_ last night, at the Oxford Hills cinema. We were the only people in the auditorium for the 9:05 show. The movie is excellent, probably not for kids (except maybe older kids, with plenty of parental guidance) but disturbling. But what I wanted to say […]


Friday, February 6th, 2009

When we got home from the lumber yard last Saturday, Arlene got out of the car at the end of the driveway to check the mailbox, and I drove up to the garage. Before I got out, I saw several birds flying from the right of the driveway up to a tree beyond the house. […]