I don’t believe I’ve written about it here, for a variety of reasons, but my son has a rare neurological disorder. He’s better now and we’ll only know the full extent of it as he gets older but the diagnosis period was one of the scariest and most heartbreaking experiences my wife and I could imagine. We still cry every now and then. So this Jimmy Kimmel monologue hit close to home for me. You won’t regret taking the time to watch it, and please watch it to the end.
If “all lives matter” or you’re really pro life, you cannot claim those things and oppose medical care for the less fortunate. Medical care shouldn’t be a partisan issue, or profit motivated any more than firefighters, police, or EMTs.
I tend to think the greatest problem with the news is actually the audience, but I may just be in a cynical mood this morning.
I really should start writing more again, but it’s a beautiful Sunday morning in January. Enjoy a warm drink and listen to this. It’s better than anything I could write at the moment.
I just submitted my last assignment for my Bachelor’s degree with Arizona State University.
I finally went back to school three years ago, at the age of 35, for the Spring ’14 semester. I’ve exhausted my G.I. Bill. I’ve taken 18 credit hour semesters. I made the Dean’s List every semester except for two in which I deployed to Afghanistan and couldn’t complete enough credit hours. I have a 3.85 GPA, and if I didn’t mess up the finals for my last two classes too badly I’m on track to graduate Summa Cum Laude.
After three years, it’s a weird feeling to realize I’m done. Now all I can do is sit here and wait two weeks until graduation.
I think I’m gonna go spend some more time with my wife and son. They’ve been exceedingly patient with me, and I want to spend every last minute with them.