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Hospitals and Big Brothers

I visited my sister-in-law (Heidi) at Mass General again yesterday and all of the tests came back revealing that her lower intestines are functioning (yay). However, her esophogus and stomach are a bit quirky so they’re going to install the G and J tubes for feeding with the hopes that she can eat at least […]

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies*

Seriously – you’ll regret it. Last night I met up with my friend, Gil, for dinner. The plan was to go to his place in great-outer suburbia and have a barbecue. He picked me up at 6PM in a sweltering Davis Square and drove me to his house in Stoneham. I must say, Gil takes […]

Penthouse…Hospital Style

The medical drama within my family continues. As I reported before, my niece has had mitochondrial disease since birth and has been in and out of hospitals her whole 3 years. A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law, Heidi, had a stroke related to mitochondrial disease (it’s a hereditary disease carried through the mother’s side of […]

In Provincetown: How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop?

Now, now, people. Keep your minds out of the gutter. I’m a good boy. But my blog title today should read more like: how many hours does it take to get into a relaxed state of mind in Provincetown (it just didn’t provide the same sexual innuendo). Anyway, my answer to that question is 4 hours. […]

File That Under TMI (Too Much Information)

Gassy. That pretty much describes my condition the past few weeks. You may recall a week or so ago that I got sick when meeting Jason for dinner. Since then, I’ve had periodic problems of a similar nature. I think I figured out the reason last night. Since it’s summer, I’ve stopped making oatmeal for […]

Karl Gets All Political On Your Ass

Ok – it seems that every few months I write about something political or social on this blog (versus my normal ramblings about my boring day-to-day life). Today, I just had to write about this. A religious group* has sent out a mass-email to people (presumably a 1,000,000 of them based on their name) requesting that […]

Life in The Bowels Of Hell: I’ve Been There

Yesterday was 93 degrees and about as humid as scientifically possible without the benefit of refreshing rains (at least until evening). To avoid walking outside from my office to the Porter Square station as I normally do at the end of the day, I opted to walk the shorter distance to the Harvard Square station […]

I Hate Jason (just kidding)

Last night I got together with Jason (from Ex Post Facto blog fame) for some pizza and rummy. Everything was going well…until he kicked my ass at rummy. We played to 1,000 points and at one point I swear his score was nearly triple my score. I did pull through in the end so that […]

Fine Dining in Boston’s North End

Rich and I were hanging out on Saturday and decided to go to dinner in the North End (instead of heating up the kitchen by using the oven). So, around 9:15 p.m. we left the apartment in search of a restaurant with available seating. Typical of the North End, the major streets of Salem and […]

More Reasons Why People Hate Americans

So, I’m watching the CBS Morning News and they’re showing live footage of a moment of silence taking place in the United Kingdom in memory of the fatalities associated with the terrorist attacks a week ago today. The camera flipped from street scenes to train stations to government buildings -all showing somber Britons standing in […]