I don’t want hackers, Google or the government watching what I do online

My topic of interest recently has been using https to encrypt my internet connections to improve my security and privacy.  I’m at the point in the process where I’m still accumulating questions faster than finding any answers… There are several different aspects of https that I’m interested in.  The most important aspect is protecting my […]

Happy New Years!

I wish that 2014 brings many good tidings to you and every one else.

The Power of Resolutions

Actually, I don’t know if resolutions have any power in them… But I’m hoping that it being New Years Eve tomorrow, I can harness whatever magic inherent in New Years resolutions to break through whatever is keeping from blogging semi-regularly.  We’ll see on Wednesday whether New Years resolutions really do have any power left in […]

My New “Favorite” Quote

It’s not doing what you want, it’s wanting what you do (as in the Sheryl Crow song “Soak up the Sun”:  It’s not having what you want, It’s wanting what you’ve got.) It’s so easy to get caught up in all the things you can’t do any more.  And the more you think about what […]

Teach Your Kids To Handle Emergencies

One of the most distressing things for me after returning home from the hospital after my stroke was that my youngest daughter was afraid to be home alone with me as the only adult.   Eventually I got over the emotional shock and was able to see it from her point of view – Not that […]

Fridays Are Difficult

When I was younger, I used to scuff at people who waxed on about how psychotherapy and their shrink have turned their life around.  But now that I’m trying to put myself back together after a stroke,  I have come to appreciate how a shrink can help us fix very painful stuff both inside our […]

9 Things To Get Before Discharge From Rehab

Your last day of rehab is an emotional time when you get to look back on how far you’ve improved and thank everyone for their help and support.  It’s a great milestone in your recovery and you should savor everything about this event. But it’s important that when you walk out of the clinic, you’ve […]

Fitness Progress as of January 2012

After failing my evaluation with the driving instructor in September, I decided to take a break from working on my cognition and instead focus for a while on improving my fitness.  I figured that it would still help getting back to driving in a couple of ways and also move me forward on other goals. […]

Flower

Our cat Flower passed away Sunday. She wasn’t an easy cat to see face to face, much less love.  But she’s been a member of our family for fourteen years and we are all heartbroken that she’s not with us any more. The lesson at church Sunday discussed how we don’t see everything in someone’s […]

Praying For a New Life

I’ve decided that I’m going to pray for what I need and want in life.  I’m going to pray for everything and everyone.  I’m going to pray so much that God is going to get tired of my continual supplication.  And by praying, I want to bring about these things and focus myself on creating […]