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

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: 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

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

Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

It sure has been a long time since I posted. So much has happened since Kristi and I returned from Texas in early March. The coronavirus pandemic became what it … Continue reading Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

As I wrote in January, I’ve been dealing with back issues since last November. I had started to train for another half marathon and merely wanted to ensure that my … Continue reading What it’s like to get a lumbar epidural steroid injection, and did it work?

Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

It was my hope for 2020 that I’d be able to run another half-marathon this year, specifically the Oklahoma City Memorial (Half) Marathon. That is almost certainly not going to … Continue reading Looking to Stu McGill’s Big 3 for bulging disk pain

2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health

“Chycho” is one of my favorite subscriptions on YouTube. I started listening to him for the ASMR but soon figured out that he’s a smart dude and cool cat. I’m … Continue reading 2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health