Chad. One of my climbing mentors. I turned around, hearing the familiar voice say, “Hey, Chris.” I gave Chad a big hug, overjoyed to see him after a year away from the climbing gym. He was the first person to show me how to traverse and warm up and train properly at the old gym … Continue reading Saw one of my climbing mentors!
My doctor convinced me that it was time to go back to climbing since I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have been depressed as all get out for the last year (since I haven’t been able to climb). So far, the Doc has called me every day to check on me and offer some motivation … Continue reading Climbed three days in a row now!
https://coffeehousewriters.com/hollow-moon-part-1/ I just published my first work with Coffee House Writers and wanted to share it with all of you. Please give it a read! Thanks!
coffeehousewriters.com/hollow-moon-part-1/ This is my first work published with Coffee House Writers! Please give it a read. I wanted to share it with you all. Big day for me! Thanks in advance!
And I need to change that! I’m beginning to think that the climbing gym is pretty safe and, with good hygiene, is safer yet. I need to stop in and make sure the padlock on my locker is still intact and see if they still have beanies in stock with the gym logo on them—they … Continue reading Haven’t climbed in close to a year
Eighty percenty ethanol alcohol mixed with the finest magnesium carbonate on earth! Can it get any better than that? I don't think so, but that's just me. My Friction Labs Hygenic Secret Stuff (liquid chalk) arrived over the weekend and I am incredibly excited! Pandemic, I fear you less! With 80% ethanol alcohol in it, … Continue reading My new and improved Friction Labs Secret Stuff arrived
Well, I started a new medication yesterday. It is meant to help me concentrate, which I have had trouble with for many years, and it is also supposed to help me "turn my brain off" at night so that I can sleep better. Sleep is an eternal fight for me. I have been running on … Continue reading Started a new medication yesterday
So, yes, I survived World War III, also known as the Fourth of July. Miraculously. I appreciate the holiday, but I cannot tolerate much in the way of its celebration because I have such a severe and chronic case of PTSD. Bummer, but yeah. It really sends me over the edge! It is over for … Continue reading Wild ride!
I have been slaving away at my computer researching, typing up papers, reading, analyzing, citing, and going out of my mind all week so far. I find it oddly satisfying, but I have been sorely neglecting my blog in the process. So, first thing's first. Today is Squiggle Bug's third birthday!!! Yes, he has survived … Continue reading Lots going on
I have to be honest with you. I am suffering from a serious lack of creativity lately, and I believe it to be the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. How, you ask, can I blame this crisis of creativity on SARS-CoV-2? It is easy. I do not watch television except to catch the occasional weather … Continue reading COVID and creative numbness