Monthly Archives: March 2008

Confidence Man

I wasn’t planning on having knee surgery. And yet there I was, one week ago today, following the anesthesiologist’s instructions to “count backwards from 100 by seven” as he put me under. (I believe I got as far as 93.) My original injury took place during the Gulf War. Not to say that I was actually in the Gulf War, it’s just that my injury – the result of a misstep while playing basketball – also occurred in 1990. And […] Click to read more…

 

Love Your Office

Today, for the first time in five days, I left my house. I had knee surgery last Thursday, so I’ve been working from home. You’d think it would make no difference — after all, all I do anyway is type at a keyboard and talk on the phone — but I’ve been almost completely unproductive these last few days. This morning (actually, about 15 minutes ago), my wife dropped my off at my office and I’m loving it.  Something about […] Click to read more…

 

Going The Last Mile

We hired a landscaper last fall to clear and level our side yard. I didn’t really need more lawn to mow, but we build an ice skating rink each year and I wanted a more level surface to work with.  That’s what I told the landscaper. I got home the night after the work was done, however, and the lawn wasn’t level.  Not bad for a lawn, but when you’ve got a 60′ x 35′ rink, even a little slope […] Click to read more…