Pain in the heart and foot

It has been nearly three months since I last posted an article. That post centered on the progress of the healing to the foot that was surgically corrected. In these last three months I have progressed from a rigid cast to a removable brace. In addition, I have been...

+14 days

Today was a great day. Not only did I have my stitches removed, but I am now free of having to stay in bed 22-1/2 hours a day with my left leg elevated above my heart. My sling cast was replaced with a full cast (fiberglass—very well done by the medical technician.) I...

+12 days

I am in the home stretch for the end of the first period of my recovery. This week I will have my splint changed to a full cast. The splint is basically a cast that is open on the the top to allow for swelling that occurs, naturally, post-operation. If all goes to the...

+ 8 days

One of the joys of being injured (albeit through elective surgery), is that we can learn to focus on things that we take for granted and enjoy new things we don't normally notice. Our perspective changes and, if we are paying attention, we learn how our bodies, minds...

+ 2 days

I am home from the hospital and beginning to assimilate to staying in bed for 22 1/2 hours a day—since I am allowed up only 3X a day for the first two weeks. This is to reduce the negative impacts of swelling that will occur if my ankle is below the level of my heart....

T-24 hours

Meet Dr Crary: Dr. Jay Crary is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in problems of the foot and ankle as well as general orthopedics. He does all aspects of operative and nonoperative care. His interests include sports medicine and arthroscopy, arthritis,...

84 days + 40 weeks

On Wednesday, I head to the hospital. I will be operated on by Dr Crary—an orthopedic surgeon specializing in feet. Here is what is going on: My left foot (with apologies to Christy Brown and Daniel Day Lewis): Left peroneal longus to brevis transfer. possible...

Death + Enlightenment

In the past week, the world has lost two Iconoclasts: Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. This we all know. In this article I am not going to re-post copies of the numerous articles cropping up; repost the posts written by writers who brushed against them in the past;...

Doors and Erasers

As most of my friends know, we recently relocated from Mérida, Yucatán, México to Portland, Oregon. This decision was made deliberately over quite some time. This post is not about the reasons for the move—those have been explained in previous articles. It is about...

When more creates less

We live in an extraordinary time. We have a class of people that are so wealthy that they can not, in a reasonable way, spend their wealth in their own lifetimes. We also have a class of people who are so selfish that that their whole world view excludes (by willful...

Triggers for Imaginings

As an artist, I am constantly on the look out for triggers. Triggers that spark an image or narrative that can result in a painting. I don't want or need the whole story from a trigger. I do not want someone to finish the story for me—or even "give" me a story. I only...

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