The Knee

Today I’m having my second surgery on my right knee. The first was 11 years ago–about a year after the first injury–and cleaned up some cartilage I tore off the knee cap. Today, they will be removing portions of my torn meniscus to prevent locking and buckling. Eventually the knee will need to be replaced, …

Who is Roger?

I have reached the point in life where I find myself asking, “Who am I”. What seems a simple question is very complicated. Throughout life, I have been different people at different times. Once the outgoing carefree kid, I eventually became the introverted, withdrawn teenager before becoming the adventurous twenty something. Then, who am I …

Stubborn streak

I often worry that insider stories I write about Mike will denigrate his memory or legacy. However, we all have our flaws that make us unique. For Mike, one of those flaws was his stubborn streak. I can talk about this flaw easily because it’s one of the prevailing traits of all of the men …

Time flies

Time is a funny thing. When you’re 10, an hour feels like a week. At 40, that same hour seems like mere minutes. It’s all about perspective really, to a 10 year old, an hour is a larger fraction of time in relation to the time you’ve been alive. I’m not really telling any of …

Migraine Update – 98.6%

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written a headache journal entry or provided a migraine update. Why? Because the migraines have gone the way of the dodo. Always the skeptic, 4 months ago, I would have NEVER even imaged writing this article. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to …

“Fake” News

A few people have asked me about my penchant for fake news after I started sharing Onion and BabylonBee articles. I’d say that, for me, it all started at or around inauguration of Donald Trump. Sadly, satirical news sites such as The Onion and BabylonBee are just as “real” or true as the mainstream media. …