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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Falling Behind

Sun, 31 Jan 2016, 08:01 PM (-06:00)

So yes, I was the pokey little puppy on that hike down the mountain. And yes, Jerry and Gabrielle and Trudy had to repeatedly wait for me, which admittedly they did with sincere smiles on their faces. Yet every time they waited, I would fall behind again, because, well… because.

One More Week

Sat, 30 Jan 2016, 07:26 PM (-06:00)

Five-sixths of the way thru radiation therapy. I don’t have the vocabulary to describe what’s going on in my mouth and down my throat. It hurts… kind of. But it’s not ouchy. It’s sore… kind of. But it doesn’t ache. Mainly I don’t want to talk much. And I don’t have the vocabulary to describe […]

Starting the Descent

Sun, 24 Jan 2016, 03:43 PM (-06:00)

Epic, you say? There should have been bread pudding, you say? I agree. There should’ve been. For all we know, there probably was bread pudding the next night. They know comfort food at Sardonahütte. But there was no bread pudding the night we were there, which was no real loss, because we made prompt bee […]

Bread Pudding?

Sun, 24 Jan 2016, 12:10 PM (-06:00)

That was a good one, she said, but bread pudding? I thought you reminded me we had bread pudding. I don’t remember that. I don’t think we had bread pudding. Oh. I think you better say something about that. —  So I say it here. There was no bread pudding. I suppose I should say […]

Alpine Harmony

Sun, 24 Jan 2016, 10:36 AM (-06:00)

After the hike up to Sardonahütte from Vättis, we were a little bit cold, a little bit wet (and I was massively sweaty). I suppose if it had been earlier in the summer rather than September, it might have been warmer, and we might have found it pleasant to relax outside taking in the view, […]

For A Short Time

Sat, 23 Jan 2016, 10:27 AM (-06:00)

Now there came a day amid the lengthening days of that winter when he gathered a scant few of his belongings and his faithful dog Miss Izzy and waved farewell for a time to his loving Chachi Bette who had been as his caretaker and companion and ventured forth. Across the plains did he fare, […]

Their Bells

Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 09:25 PM (-06:00)

Moooooooaaaaaaa, my brother texted me. Now to understand this, you must understand my brother… or rather you must understand us, which you probably don’t. At least my guess is that you don’t know what he meant. So I will translate. He was making cow sounds in response to that story that involved cows. But I […]

Taking Forever

Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 08:41 PM (-06:00)

Dude. This is taking forever. What’s taking forever? Your hike in the alps. Like, when was it you were there? September? And here it’s January and you’re still telling the story!? True. I’ve been distracted of late. Distracted I guess! Ok, so man… you come on down to Houston with me tomorrow. You can lie […]

Starting Our Final Ascent

Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 08:19 PM (-06:00)

So there we were, halfway from St. Martin to Sardonahütte. We were ready to go. So we followed Jerry as he opened the gate that led from the forest out into the cow pasture where cow bells clanged around the necks of contented Swiss cows grazing in the alpine meadows about us. And we began […]

On Our Long Walk

Sat, 9 Jan 2016, 10:28 AM (-06:00)

Izzy and I have this routine. Since there’s no doggie door in our condo in Houston, indeed no yard even though we are on the first floor, we have an agreement: four walks per day with the last one being a good long one up Old Spanish Trail and across Greenbriar past the light rail […]