Tag: ABI

Suffering an unsound situation

A little piece of electronics fell a distance that was just over five feet.  60 inches of travel, making contact with a wooden floor. It...

I never heard it but I knew the unknown

You ever come across something totally foreign to you and yet you distinguish it? You know of things even if you have never physically interacted...

The end of the mystery earworm

A few days before Christmas 2015, my friend Liz contacted me through Twitter in an enthusiastic state and asked “is this The Song?” The ambiguity...

Jacked In

So I’ve had my artificial means of hearing hooked up and running for more than six years now… I don’t brag about it much or...

Smashed

One time of year I always love is when I have to depart from the sunny and just-too-damn-humid climate of Tampa Bay and wind my...

do not hate, ren-o-vate!

The only thing that blows harder than being stuck in one location while recovering from a major operation is being stuck in one location while...

Scared to life

I haven’t written much about my health the last few years… Mostly because Stonegauge is syndicated on the ever-so-excellent Tampa Blab where some of my...

Where the money is coming from

While it isn’t an FEC filing, it is rather telling to see how certain Democratic presidential candidates are doing with online fundraising through ActBlue. Actblue,...

Assets, liabilities and idiocy

Just why does the St. Petersburg Times persist with ranking candidates assets and liabilities as financial clout or debts? A political candidate’s financial porfolio should...

Wire(d)less

My annual forray to the West Coast is approaching fast. Yep, it’s been a year since I went to Los Angeles last and I’ll be...

Fontana MD

So I’m sitting down, watching the opening minutes of House last night on FOX and end up going hysterical over the fact that House drugged...

Still no work

Got another polite rejection in the mail today. Of coruse I don’t know if I would have really wanted to work for these guys. I...

God Bless You

Despite the fact they are factually wrong with why we mutter blessings to people who sneeze (it was a habit started during the great plagues...

Looky what we got here…

Well, dag-nabit, looks like we’ze got ourselves a little planned protest on our hands. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!...

The trip

Where to begin, where to begin? “I’m only sorta gimpy. I can get there by myself.” I told a curb side check in agent for...

The week ahead

This is going to be a doozy of a week for me — trying? Challenging is more like it.. Lonely as well as interesting… LA’s...

Surviving Jeanne

It’s Tuesday while I write this and it will be Wednesday afternoon when I finally get around to finishing and I have to tell you...

Travelin' man

I’m still a gimp, as I like to say. But I’m going away on my own for most of a week in a couple of...

It's getting ugly here

Dear god, I hate all the empty space that is showing up on The Stonegauge lately… It’s not like I’m spread thin on he Internet...

Re-adjusting

It’s always tough to change a habit…. but in these times, you just have to do it… I am talking about switching from Internet Explorer...

Summer Doldrums

I still haven’t been posting much on the site because I want to make statements on here and not personal diatribes. My anecdotes aren’t that...

"Song of" The Gunslinger…

Song of Susannah kicked ass. In my review of the sixth part of the great sage and imminent wordslinger’s (Stephen King) magnum opus – The...

Things

The last month has been one of change for me. Physical change, emotional (?) change, personal change and some changes around me. They’ve been more...

How is Chuck LaMar still Tampa Bay GM?

Would someone care to explain to me how this assclown still has a job? Charles M. LaMar the worst General Manager in Baseball and one...

Dependence

I admit it, I am a junkie. A total, dyed-in-wool junkie… I want my walker fix, I need my assistive walker fix! If I don’t...

Web Work

When in trouble or in doubt, start on another web site design for friends who are paying you 😉...

Abilities and their Inabilities

So John’s an admitted gimp, right? On his way to recovery and John the Gimp looks into work between little things this week and what...

Six years of Silence

You know, I was going to brush off this anniversary as another one that was a major milestone but also something I could forget because...

Appointment from hell

So I needed a fresh MRI… that’s ok, that’s fine… 20 minutes, maybe a half hour in all… in and out, that’s what I figured...

Oh Deer

Oh Deer has a couple of meanings to it as the title to this entry… At first, I’ll give you the literal interpertation – A...

Words that make you call out Poo

It’s funny how I was believing that writing was a salvation from drowning or being destroyed by reality, and i haven’t had the ability to...

Stir Crazy

I’m going insane. Slowly but surely, I am going insane. You see, I’ve been without the ability to walk safely for several months now and...

Abilities

Some people in the world will never have to experience the nuisance of a muscle pull or will barely notice it. Others will never have...

…as a child

There was a lot in this dream and a lot I can’t remember now. Most of the images don’t stand out in my head any...

Lack of comprehension

It really bugs me… not just bugs me – hurts me — when I have someone close to me not able to comprehend what I’m...

To your credit….

“I’ve fucked up, John, I’ve fucked up big time” — where have I heard these words before and how chilling was it to hear them...

Spanglish

No soy nada. No tengo nada. No sé nada. Sé lo que deseo. Sé mis necesidades. Sé lo que deseo. No sé nada. Soy cuáles...

Faith

I don’t know if I should be writing about this topic or not because I am not the best guy to go to when it...

Good day / Bad day

It’s funny how things can go good and go bad at the same time…. It’s funny how you are forced to live life as a...

T-Minus hours, minutes, seconds

Spent the morning / early afternoon at the hospital with Pre-op stuff. It’s funny how easy it is to choke on something when you don’t...

First Name Last, Last Name First

I started realizing a dilemma that I’m going to be facing if I am in the writing realm… It’s actually something I noticed a long...

Choices

Choices are what defines our life and is an integral part of what drives us. Other’s choices have helped define you as a human being...

'Blog'gered

OK, so I did it. I think I did it anyway. I had been screwing around with a design that incorporated Moveable Type on the...

Equilibrium

As of starting this writing, there are a lot of things that are going through my head right now that I wanted to enter in...

Renovations and Vowel Movement

Sometimes it gets to the point where you break over the slightest things. The sameness flowing around you, the lack of variation from the norm…...

The Postal "Code"

My first day off in what feels like weeks is today. I was up at the crack of dawn out of habit and I’m still...

The Knife

This is probably my last entry for the time being. I’ve got to get some sleep tonight and I need to / want to talk...