It was a year ago last month that my nephew suffered the first of many headaches, which, after much persistence from my brother, landed James in St. Louis Children’s Hospital after the discovery of a large tumor in his cervical spine, later determined to be an aggressive anaplastic astrocytoma, which subsequently spread to his brain.
Over the past year I’ve made multiple trips back to the Midwest, always flying in and out of St. Louis, a short train ride to the hospital, so last month, when I made travel plans, there was no indication I shouldn’t do the same. Continue reading →
One of the reasons I’ve been such a slacker blogger over the past several months is that my computer has been slow. I’m talking walk through mud with snow shoes slow. Most sites were so slow to load that I’d click the link and then start some paperwork before returning back to see if it had loaded. Some sites, like WordPress, would only load occasionally.
As you can imagine, this turtle-like behavior was the cause of much frustration and many interactions between me and my internet cable provider, Comcast. All of them were futile until this past week when @ComcastWill offered to have a technician sent to my house to see about exchanging my modem. Thrilled, I accepted. Continue reading →