We were at the veterinarian office on Monday to get her stitches removed. There, I confronted the ghost of Xaviar Cugat.
My brother Mando
My brother Jorge Armando “Mando” Vera passed away today from blood clots related to COVID19. He was a much loved person and led a very complicated, interesting life.
I visited the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo earlier this week. What a pleasant surprise! The Zoo has become a testament to the good that can happen when taxes are used for the benefit of the community.
The sense of smell is powerful. It evokes memories and inspires imagination. I have had several very important women in my life. The legendary Chanel No. 5 scent was worn by several of them.
I was a huge fan of Los Lobos in the early 80’s. I played sax as a youth. But Steve Berlin, the sax man, is on another plane.
I need a vacation. It’s been over a year that I’ve been working from home. You might think that a Work From Home situation would be just like a vacation. But you’d be wrong.
Tinnitus really sucks. Medical professionals say, it doesn’t really exist. But I can hear it now, as I sit on my deck on a Sunday afternoon. It really does suck.
I had to stop by the office today. I took my 10 AM break / walk as I always do and ran into a coworker whom I’d not seen in a year (let’s call her “Betty”). She mentioned that she was not going to get a vaccine because she’s not “buying into it.” I don’t… Continue reading Goodbye. It’s not me, it’s you.
“I’m doing much better this morning. After using the nebulizer, oxygen was much easier to take in.”
This was a response from a friend who is struggling through COVID-19 at home because she can’t afford to see a doctor or go to a hospital.
Today, I was reading a conversation on a Facebook group focused on Mexican food. Pretty normal until someone took exception to using the word “America” to mean “United States.” This instantly reminded me of a conversation I overheard once. A conversation worth sharing, I think.