Second Anniversary Video

So, here’s a little bit of fun today.  It’s my second marriage anniversary, and in keeping with the tradition started years and years ago, I have debased myself on video for my wife’s pleasure!  Seriously, though, it’s all in good fun.  Enjoy this ridiculous movie.

 

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Chronic Briefs Episode 11 Out Now

The eleventh episode of Chronic Briefs, my short podcast series, is now available for download and listening!  This one deal with turning 40, as many of us are starting to do.  Listen, laugh, and enjoy!

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Dan Vs. Shoes

Yesterday, I added a new chapter to that soulful saga of soles that has become an extreme exercise in extremity anxiety. As usual, the outcome was a stalemate, and a tie always goes to the running-shoe. Facing the archenemy of arch-support is exhausting, and even when I win, finding cleats that fits my feets is always a bittersweet feat. My piggy-curator is ready for a pygmy-castrator to end the war of me vs. shoes once and for all.

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18 Is The New 40

I can’t believe I’m damn forty years old. What the hell happened to all those years? I don’t feel forty, but then again, what the hell is 40 supposed to feel like? I imagine it’s akin to the feeling you get when going out for Carvel ice cream and then finding out the only thing that’s open is the local health store with the frozen soy dessert. It’s better than having can’t believe I’m damn forty years old. What the hell happened to all those years? I don’t feel forty, but then again, what the hell is 40 supposed to feel like? I imagine it’s akin to the feeling you get when going out for Carvel ice cream and then finding out the only thing that’s open is the local health store with the frozen soy dessert. It’s better than having nothing at all, but not by much – the enthusiastic “meh” of ages. nothing at all, but not by much – the enthusiastic “meh” of ages.

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Virtually Normal

oculus_vr_virtual_reality_oculus_rift_game_gamer_amazedAnother post was missed, and that was my latest on The Huffington Post.  This one is a piece on the exciting new virtual technologies that are in their infancy that allow disabled people such as myself to experience things we would normally never be able to.  Check it out.

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Chronic Briefs Episode 8, 9, & 10

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024For some reason a few of the posts lately haven’t gone through, morse the pity.  So while this is bad news for me, it means a late Christmas present for you!  You get to listen to three episodes of Chronic Briefs in a row!  The dulcet tones of my voice will lull you into a comedic stupor all day.  Enjoy!

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For Thanksgiving – The Good Parts Of Chronic Illness

1195441815873219547johnny_automatic_turkey_1-svg-hiWell, being almost Thanksgiving, I decided to do the cliché thing, and write about things I’m thankful for. At first. Then, I realized that, instead, I could d something drastically different from what other blogs written abut chronic illness do. Right here, folks, for one of the first times ever, I’m going to tell you about some of the good things that having rheumatoid arthritis has done for me. Gasp!

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Chronic Briefs Episode 6

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024The latest episode of Chronic Briefs is available now!  Tis one deals with Schadenfreude.  If you don’t know what it means.. check out the podcast!

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Chronic Briefs Episode 4

Chronic-Briefs-791x1024For those who don’t subscribe already on iTunes, episode 4 of my storytelling series Chronic Briefs is out.  Check it out today!

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Miranda Turns 50 – Still Needed?

PrintThe Miranda rights. You’ve all heard them a thousand times on television and in movies, and this year they have reached their golden anniversary. Fifty years of law enforcement providing a simple set of warnings and instructions when arresting someone, and the jury is still out on whether or not the system is a success or a failure. Before we get in to all that, though, you have the right to remain informed, and learn about the circumstances that gave birth to these ubiquitous rights.

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