There aren’t too many things that I’ve always wanted but never had, which isn’t a statement about how lucky I am as much as it’s a declaration that things aren’t … Continue reading My new Macbook Pro
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
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’
I admit that I love Texas. Always have. My wife and I just got back from a weekend in southeast Texas, complete with a stop in El Campo and then … Continue reading Reconnecting With Texas Country
Sometimes our adventures are jagged and not straight. We had originally planned a stay at an Airbnb on Grand Lake, but it turned out to have a heating issue. After … Continue reading A weekend at Sequoyah State Park
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?
One of the joys of getting older is discovering what you truly enjoy and honing in on it. I’ll probably write several blog posts on this topic, but this represents … Continue reading How steak is a metaphor for life
One of Paul McCartney’s greatest songs was never released as a single — until he recorded it live. Of course, I’m talking about “Maybe I’m Amazed,” Paul’s love song to … Continue reading How to play “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney & Wings
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
Beck Hansen is 49 and still a music legend. Relevant. Talented. And evidently capable of producing not only the eclectic, but also the beautiful. Heard this on Sirius XM’s “The … Continue reading Beck’s “Uneventful Days” is a masterpiece
About 25 minutes into the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor, I realized the Linda Ronstadt documentary was on CNN — and I realized I wasn’t recording it. Football could … Continue reading The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs
Happy New Year to all of you who stop by my blog. I hope your year is filled with joy, peace, prosperity and digital awesomeness. Speaking of which, it’s been … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 6: Adios, 2019; Hello, 2020!