Category Archives: Personal history

2021: My Heart & Kidney Transplants

(Initial draft; I’ll be touching it up over the next few days.) Last November I wrote a longish post here about the heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery I had in late October, 2020. Here’s a similar (but shorter!) post … Continue reading

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Blue Marvel Relaxation

The hospital rooms where I stayed for several weeks in May and June, had TVs, of course, mounted on the walls with remotes operated from the beds.

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Another Afterlife

I wrote a short essay back in November, shortly after my bypass surgery following a heart attack in late October, that each time you survive a near-death experience – meaning something that, a century ago before the advent of modern … Continue reading

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Memoirs and Site Updates

I’ve updated my Memoirs page with a number of essay posts from the past year, and promoted the whole page to the top level menu. I’ve cleaned up with consistent headers this page and the Family History page. I began … Continue reading

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Projects Status and Prospects

From Facebook, on Thursday 31 Dec 2020: After years of compiling data, refining scoring schemes, and experimenting with very wide html pages, I’ve begun filling the last two menu tabs at sfadb.com — the one for Rankings (so far just … Continue reading

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Memoir Post: My Heart Attack

On Sunday October 25, 2020, I had a heart attack, though I didn’t realize what it was at the time. I woke up at 6:15 in the morning, and while lying in bed, had mild pain in my chest, such … Continue reading

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Bullets Dodged

A couple posts ago I listed several events in my life that, having survived them, provided a kind of “afterlife” that I would not have experienced in an earlier age, e.g. when medical procedures were not available to solve a … Continue reading

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The Afterlives

I wrote this on my phone on 31Oct20, 5 days after having triple-bypass surgery, and a couple days after I formulated the thought but didn’t have a chance to write it down on anywhere. If there’s an afterlife, it is … Continue reading

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How These Projects Are Proceeding; Status; Word Counts

Projects. I’ve just edited this to change two targets end-dates from 2019 to 2020. It would be fair to imagine that I’ve gotten more done this year on my various projects than I otherwise would due to the pandemic and … Continue reading

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Status; Links and Comments: Conservative Willful Misunderstanding of Coronavirus Deaths

I’m behind on commenting on newspaper and magazine articles; it’s been almost two weeks! This is because, as I’ve detailed on Facebook (though I realize some readers of this blog might not see my Facebook posts), I’ve been busy finishing … Continue reading

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