Category: Things I Have

Lung Update, or I Might Be a Hypochondriac

It’s been four years since I saw my Pulmonologist and I’ve had some ups and downs with my lungs and my coughing. I remember his words four years ago when he said, “you’ll always have this and it could get worse, but it probably… Continue Reading “Lung Update, or I Might Be a Hypochondriac”

A Man of Principle (I am Not)

Remember how I was all like, “I want black running shoes,” and made a big deal about it? Let’s just say one man’s black shoe is another man’s grey-black-and-neon and blue-orange. Both pairs were on clearance at DSW and the New Balance 850s will… Continue Reading “A Man of Principle (I am Not)”


Remember when I wrote that “I Won Christmas?” I made such a bodacious claim because I asked for a buncha utility items for Christmas and it wasn’t really a vanity play. What are “utility items?” Because I’m an old man, it means I’ve started… Continue Reading “Bedphones”

Things I (Will) Have: Two Resumes

I have this idea that I should have two resumes. One for the life I have and have lived for 20 years, and one for the life I want. And it’s not as if my better resume has me living the life I imagine… Continue Reading “Things I (Will) Have: Two Resumes”

Things I Have: Bronchiectisis

It flared up again last night, which makes that the third time this summer. Logically, I’ll simply make a note of it, log it in my journal, and rest easy knowing that when I calmed my breathing, sat very still, and relaxed, it passed.… Continue Reading “Things I Have: Bronchiectisis”

Things I Have: Goals and Dreams

I’ve been reading (listening to) Peter Walsh’s Lighten Up, as I think I’ve mentioned a few times here. I’m on my second listen, in fact. I’ve asked (am forcing) my wife to read it. She picked up on one of his themes …dreams versus goals.… Continue Reading “Things I Have: Goals and Dreams”

Things I Have: Bad Habits

I always liked this saying … “if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” Get it? Like, there are two kinds of “luck” …good luck and bad luck and …tell me you “get it? For me, it’s more like, “if it… Continue Reading “Things I Have: Bad Habits”

Things I Have: A Blog, A New Job, Thoughts, and a Snuggie

I’ve mentioned it here a few times, and a few times on Facebook, but I’ll mention it again. I have a new job. I left my media sales career of 16 years to get involved with a start-up. A start-up doing something so cutting-edge,… Continue Reading “Things I Have: A Blog, A New Job, Thoughts, and a Snuggie”

Things I Have: Bronchiectasis and How I’ve Been Doing it All Wrong

When my Mom was alive, she was one step shy of being a medical doctor – and that “one step” was 6 short years of medical school and training. Other than that, she was our family doctor …well, a nurse practitioner, at least. If… Continue Reading “Things I Have: Bronchiectasis and How I’ve Been Doing it All Wrong”

Things I Have: Bronchiectasis (Mostly Gluten Free Experiment)

Since last we spoke of my Bronchiectasis, I’ve been experimenting a little. Mainly, I’m trying to avoid phlegm-inducing foods. It wasn’t easy on vacation, but my lovely and caring wife made quite a few snacks that were gluten-free. Why gluten-free, you ask? Well …part… Continue Reading “Things I Have: Bronchiectasis (Mostly Gluten Free Experiment)”