Has Google’s march towards world domination stalled?

Google’s attempts at world domination through the subversion of the efficacy and productivity of the individual user will never have even the limited success that Apple has enjoyed because the Google organization does not have a charismatic front man like Steve Jobs who can convince the individual that by placing their trust in Apple and allowing Apple to control their user experience they will be better off and enjoy something that no other organization can offer.  Google just doesn’t have the talent to make that presentation a convincing one.  And the marketing of Google’s capabilities, how the individual user benefits … Continue reading Has Google’s march towards world domination stalled?

I’ve lost a bit of the joy…

As we celebrate Christmas I find that I’m not feeling anywhere near as joyous as I have in past years.  Sure, we’ve done the same things with variations, but the same things nevertheless.  I can’t quite figure out why I don’t feel the joy.  Is it because of the sword that hangs over me?  the dramatic change in how things go forward from here weighs so very heavily on me.  I can no longer travel with impunity; I must now carry huge amounts of medical insurance.  What do I do about retirement?  Is it the the question of when my … Continue reading I’ve lost a bit of the joy…

Be an active participant in your own life

There are few things so demeaning, debilitating or soul numbing as not participating in your own life, whether it be because of choice, personal neglect or being actively prevented…Get in there and take an active role in what is happening to you and your world.  Check out my entries on the ‘short list’.  Maybe it will help.Stop sleepwalking through life. Continue reading Be an active participant in your own life

The timeline of a Stroke

I am assured that everyone is different, so here’s a draft and definitely incomplete narrative of the timeline that tracks my stroke and treatment to date; Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 4:00 AM.  A severe headache woke me and got me out of bed.  My wife found me in the kitchen at 4:30 AM, clutching my head.  The pain was on the right side of my head.  My wife convinced me to take a couple of Tylenol and try to go back to sleep.  By the time I felt comfortable enough to get up, my darling was dressed on pretty much … Continue reading The timeline of a Stroke

Changing focus…

While the original purpose of this blog was to present my somewhat self indulgent views, it changed when I was ambushed by oral cancer a little over seven years ago.  This past November (2013) was the six anniversary of the beginnings of the treatments to rid me of that particular foul demon.  November is the month that marks the anniversary of the surgical intervention.  May is the month that marks the my return to work, and that I use as the beginning of ‘my new normal’. I had tried to get back to discussing the goings on in the world with this … Continue reading Changing focus…

Long term Memory is fine…

Yes, what has happened recently is classed as a form of stroke;  hemorrhagic. This was a ‘bleed’ rather than a clot… so what happened was that blood pooled in my brain and caused a bit of bruising.  As of this past Friday’s CT scan, the blood has been absorbed, most of the swelling has gone down, and there is some minimal residual bruising (edema).But let me just assure my friends and acquaintances that my memory is functioning nearly perfectly.  I still remember where all the bodies are buried, and what shoes you were wearing at the time…. 😉 Continue reading Long term Memory is fine…