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Entries from March 2011

Surgery Successful

March 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments

I had my rotator cuff repaired yesterday in a 2-hour operation. I was home resting a couple of hours later. They gave me a nerve block so my whole right arm was numb and paralyzed. It wore off in the middle of the night, and I had to start taking hydrocodone. I’m still on pain […]

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March 26th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I just discovered a very neat application that allows you to easily share files between your computers, phone and friends. Dropbox can be installed on Windows, Mac, Android and even iPhone (Wow!). You can take a picture with your phone, drop the picture in the Dropbox (or just select “Share” and choose Dropbox), and it […]

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The Brothers in Roger’s Canyon

March 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Last week Richard, Dale and I did a short overnight backpacking trip in Roger’s Canyon in the Superstition mountains. We started at about 4800 feet elevation, hiked about 5 miles down into the Canyon to about 3500 feet. There are lots of oak trees along the trail, with some cottonwoods near the streams. There was […]

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Thunderbolt and 4G

March 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I got a new phone this week, the HTC Thunderbolt. I’m trading up from the original Droid, which I’ve had for almost 2 years. The phone works on Verizon’s new 4G (“LTE”) network, and it is FAST. Speed tests show that I’m getting between 10 and 20 Mbps down, and between 3 and 4 Mbps […]

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How terribly strange…

March 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Simon and Garfunkel had a song called “Old Friends”, that has the line: “How terribly strange to be seventy.” I’m not 70 yet, but I did turn 60 today, and I have to say that it is terribly strange. How different 60 looks from this perspective than it did when I was a youngster (under […]

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ACLU Defends Posting Ten Commandments at School

March 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

What? Wait a minute — I thought the ACLU was against religion… Students wanted to post the Ten Commandments on their school lockers, but the school wouldn’t let them. The ACLU defended the students right to do so. Sounds backwards, doesn’t it? But this is exactly the point. The ACLU defends civil liberties, period. One […]

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Shoulder Surgery

March 2nd, 2011 · 8 Comments

My shoulder has been hurting for a few months, since I was “thrown” to the floor while playing basketball. Today I saw the second of two orthopedic surgeons (and one of the local experts; it’s the same clinic that treats the Phoenix Suns and ASU athletes) and he is emphatic that I need surgery. I […]

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