Staph infection (or how I spent my weekend)

Staph infection (or how I spent my weekend)

I am writing this blog post from my hospital bed with a staph infection. When we went to bed on Thursday, I had just noticed  a light pink blush color on the lower half of my left breast, below my mastectomy incision. After waking and taking my shower Friday morning,...
Last chemo treatments

Last chemo treatments

It feels good to know that I have completed my last chemo treatments. We are now moving forward to me having my double mastectomy in a month. For the most part I still have been feeling pretty good. The only side effect that has been getting a little worse is the...
Video: Chemo treatment 3

Video: Chemo treatment 3

Well, I’m three quarters of the way through the first phase of my chemo treatments. This was round 3 out of 4 with Adriamycin and Cytoxan. I have been told that these drugs are the roughest, because your white blood cells are hit so hard.  After the A/C, I have...
Alejandro Escovedo’s songs of love at Turner Hall

Alejandro Escovedo’s songs of love at Turner Hall

My favorite radio station in the world is Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM, and liking WUWM on Facebook paid off nicely when I won one of their concert ticket contests to see Alejandro Escovedo at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom this past Thursday night. On the way...

Vegetarian restaurant in Milwaukee burbs: Café Manna

My friend Susan and I spent the day together, we had errands to run in Milwaukee, so I thought today we would check out Café Manna is. Back in December of 2008 I read an article at JS Online, and bookmarked it for future reference. Café Manna is a vegetarian...
Pet Lions at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Pet Lions at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Here’s just a very brief sample of Pet Lions‘ set at Summerfest. The video was recorded on our Flip Ultra HD, and clearly I’m not the Martin Scorsese of iMovie yet. Last year, Summerfest was kind enough to present us with an outstanding full day of...
Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The weather was finally nice the day before yesterday, so, with no plans except to simply get outdoors, we ended up taking Wisconsin Highway 32 north from Racine to Bay View, an interesting little Milwaukee neighborhood that we have passed through a number of times....
Collector’s Edge Comics, Bay View, Milwaukee

Collector’s Edge Comics, Bay View, Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Collector’s Edge Comics, at 2330 S Kinnickinnic Ave. in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, boasts the largest selection of comics and graphic novels in Wisconsin. They buy, they sell, and this Bay View comic book shop is one of four...
100,000 Parts Company, Bay View, Milwaukee

100,000 Parts Company, Bay View, Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — 100,000 Parts Company, at 2373 S Kinnickinnic Ave. in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. The window signs advertise appliance parts: Commercial cooking gas valves, pilots, thermostats, and controls; WCI, Gibson, Tappan, Frigidaire,...
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