February 27, 2021

Reading - February 2021

While I was sick with the Corona virus, I had some time to read. And read through Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson. The book was well written, and makes a well rounded story in a single book. Though the book begins a trilogy. 

February 26, 2021

Covid 19

All the precautions were for naught; I caught the Corona virus. It wasn't too bad, I started off with some zinc when I had an initial fever. The fever was very slight and only two degrees Fahrenheit above my normal, for only three hours. I then had a headache, and muscle pain for three days, and developed a light cough. Six days after my fever, I lost my sense of smell, but retained my sense of taste. I've been released from quarantine by the Center for Disease Control. I was isolated from the family into two rooms for over a week, so it's nice to be free again. 

February 16, 2021

Bitcoin 50k

Bitcoin recently broke $50,000 U.S., and to celebrate, here is a paintmash.

January 15, 2021

Reading - 2020 into 2021

I've recently finished reading the Lightbringer series, by Brent Weeks. Several book comprise the series: The Black Prism, The Blinding Knife, The Broken Eye, The Blood Mirror, and The Burning White

Before the Lightbringer series, I read the The Last Druid, by Terry Brooks. The supposedly last in the line of the Shannara novels. And before that was working on The Once and Future King, by T.H. White. The Once and Future King has been heralded as a cornerstone of Fantasy literature, but I've only made it a quarter of the way through.

Also read the book Creation Unfolding: A New Perspective on Ex Nihilo, by my friend, Dr. Ken Coulson. An excellent book that presents a perspective that reconciles some of the disparities between scientific perception and faith.

December 28, 2020

Trucky Truck

Recently purchased a 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, four door, four wheel drive. We're Sending the Prius on down the line. We've had the Prius for eight years, and changed the traction battery on it in 2018. But it will be nice to have a four wheel drive vehicle again.

November 21, 2020

Spin Cycle

Trying to improve my cardio, so I purchased a used spin bike off of craigslist.

Very happy to have an exercise bike with the cold weather coming.

October 25, 2020

Pain in the Neck

For approximately the last five years, I've had substantial neck pain. I've changed chairs, mattresses, had an MRI, physical therapy, and been on prescription muscles relaxants. 

However, the cause of the neck pain was never fully clear. Recently, when the pain was quite intense, we resolved that I should go to a chiropractor that used x-Rays. It was immediately clear from the standing profile x-ray (as apposed to a horizontal MRI of just a few vertebrae), that my neck was too straight. There should be a curve to your neck, and mine was not behaving appropriately. I later googled this, and there is a term called 'Military Neck' which seems to describe it. So I've embarked on working on my neck posture, and though sore, it seems to be helping so far. I purchased a blue neck alignment pillow, which makes me happy, though will have to see about its efficacy.

In the mean time, you can see my Halloween costume photo this year (or x-ray rather).