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Back pain chronicles: 8 strategies for big improvement

July 2 was a big day for me and my back. It was the day I had my 10-week x-rays with my chiropractor in Oklahoma City. She’s had me on … Continue reading Back pain chronicles: 8 strategies for big improvement

Haim in their prime with “Women In Music, Part III”

The first time I saw this trio, it was on Saturday Night Live. I don’t recall what the song was or what it sounded like, just that I didn’t care … Continue reading Haim in their prime with “Women In Music, Part III”

Ryan’s Playlist No. 7: The music getting me through the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s almost eerie. The last music blog I did was called, “Adios, 2019. Hello, 2020!” The excitement for a new year and, arguably, a new decade was real. I’m always … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 7: The music getting me through the COVID-19 pandemic

Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

This blog post is being written to the sounds of the new Bob Dylan album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” which immediately reminds me of my mom who used to call … Continue reading Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

Travelogue: Char 19 in Monroe tough to beat

Summer vacation 2020 couldn’t have come at a better time to be perfectly honest. The pandemic had us stuck at home for three months, and we were ready to hit … Continue reading Travelogue: Char 19 in Monroe tough to beat

Reseller Life: 16 hot buys for your eBay store from Goodwill

At least 10-15 times per year, I go to my neighborhood Goodwill and load up on great clothes for our eBay store. This was a holiday weekend, two weeks after … Continue reading Reseller Life: 16 hot buys for your eBay store from Goodwill

Reseller Life: How I got started selling on eBay

This isn’t going to be an eBay retrospective from an online millionaire, one of those trash-to-treasure 6- or 7-figure online success stories from somebody whose sole mission is to get … Continue reading Reseller Life: How I got started selling on eBay

Back Pain Chronicles: my new anti-inflammatory super power

If you’re new to my blog, I’ll reset briefly at the top. In Nov. 2019, I jacked up my back, and by I — I mean that either I got … Continue reading Back Pain Chronicles: my new anti-inflammatory super power

New habit in fight against chronic back pain: a narrower stance

It’s been more than six months since my lower back and right leg started wrecking my world, one ache at a time. At some point by April, after an MRI … Continue reading New habit in fight against chronic back pain: a narrower stance