Demanding Quality of Life

Don’t ever let someone tell you, “Well, that’s as good as it gets,” without verifying they’re right. This is a medical cautionary tale, a tale of hope. You aren’t alone. Continue Reading →

Stay Calm: 6 Paths to Remaining a Well of Ideas

Ever produce work and believe you’ll never have another worthy idea again or that, no matter what, that one piece must represent your success? It’s your baby, after all. Countless Continue Reading →

The Self-Made Prison

Photo: CA Hawthorne

It’s difficult to believe, looking back through the haze that’s intervening years, that once I resided in a prison built as protection stone by stone by my own hand. I Continue Reading →

Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

I’ve often mentioned “my illness,” mostly in passing, but I’ve never fully explained the condition. It’s rare and many pulmonologists have little experience with it. It’s called Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Continue Reading →

Walking Path: 10 Thanks in 40 Pictures

Photo: CA Hawthorne

I could easily call this post my Top 10, for there’s much that I’m thankful for when I walk (this list is in no particular order, by the way). Though Continue Reading →