Boy Scouts

Yesterday, I saw a report that the Boy Scouts of America are changing their name to Scouts BSA, effective February 2019. The name change comes as more girls are joining the Boy Scouts and the new name will be more “inclusive”. I am an Eagle Scout but this is another wedge that has been driven …

Migraine Testimony/Update

This week started for me with a monster migraine that lasted 3 days. I shared that little tidbit on FaceBook and realized that it was time for a testimony. Just one year ago, this migraine journal was updated every day with new treatments, experiences, etc. Other than the post yesterday, I can’t remember my last …

BENCHED!

February 14, 2018 started something that I’ve not experienced in my adult life–sick leave. This, thanks to a much need ligament reconstruction of my left ankle. The last time I had a surgery as invasive was in 1991 when I had my left finger reconstructed. So, being off work (and not allowed to return) was …

12 months, 3 surgeries

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’ve had a LOT of accidents in 41 years. However, the 3 surgeries I’ve now had in 12 months is a record even for me. Of these 3 surgeries, the most invasive with the longest recovery just happened on Valentine’s Day this year–the ankle. When I met with the …

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 Once the outgoing carefree kid, I eventually became the introverted, withdrawn teenager before becoming the adventurous twenty something.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 …