TRICTION: Mentally Disordered

To express my excitement for my upcoming first actual novel is thrilling!  I hope you’ll enjoy it.  It’s going to be available sometime after April 19, 2017 from all e-book retailers.  Print copies will be available sometime in May 2017.

Dylan Pritchard traverses his unstable mind through years of travel to and from a waterfall.  He’s taken away by a group of strange, but interesting and highly successful people to a remote desert location.  After only a day at Monterey Station, he’s abruptly yanked and brought back to face his own reality.  This reality is the discovery of what the waterfall meant to him then and now.

Allopurinol for Gout

Sometime in 2001, I had the worst physical pain of my life in the form of Gout in my big toe.  At the time, I had no idea what was causing the pain but I knew that the day before I’d consumed wine and walked several miles – not a typical activity for me at the time.  Ignorantly, I placed a water pack on it but it made the pain worse.  Once diagnosed, my friend and co-worker Lucas humorously suggested that King Henry VIII was the last person to have the condition.

Years passed with only one or two flares until the fall of 2015.  It struck in one toe, then the other and back again.  I was under a full scale assault and could only hit up the urgent care.  On the first visit, they gave me Colchicine and Prednisone which wiped it right out.  Unfortunately, it was back within weeks and began oscillating between toes again until it decided to hit my right wrist.  Ouch!  This time it was clear I had to get to a doctor.

A short visit concluded with another prescription of Colchicine and Allopurinol.  For years, I’d resisted requesting the allopurinol because I don’t like the idea of being dependent on any prescription medication.  This stuff works!  It is not a pain medication but rather a preventative medicine.  My overall health appears to have improved dramatically since starting nearly 2 weeks ago.  The first week, I took 1-100mg pill per day.  The second week which is almost done, I’m taking 2-100mg pills per day.  The third week, I’ll take 3-100mg per day.  It feels like my entire body has been flushed of toxins and garbage.  My urine is darker which at the very least gives me the psychological relief that I’m getting rid of junk acid.

If you’re on the fence about Allopurinol, reconsider.  Your life deserves it!

Just outlived Elvis Presley

Today, I outlived Elvis Presley.  The King of Rock and Roll lived 42 years 7 months and 8 days.  Today, I’m 42 years 7 months and 9 days old.  Since August 16, 1977, the day Elvis died, I’ve thought of this day.

My parents are passionate Presley music fans which made me one too.  Elvis Christmas music is our favorite and each year during the holidays, his music is played for nearly a month.  There can be no Christmas without Elvis Presley.

Having said this, I was very nervous about my visits to the toilet yesterday.  I suppose Elvis represented what all of us could become – a mega-super famous star!  So, even though most of us will not – and did not – obtain such fame and fortune, there’s a little psychological funkiness going on with the toilet on a day when one passes through that moment in time (42 years 7 months 8 days).

Alas, I made it.  Though two trips to the toilet were made (for #2) yesterday, I sang quietly “If I can dream” and “Burning Love.”


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My favorite Lyricists

  1. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
  2. Neil Peart (Rush)
  3. Ed Kowalcyk (+Live+)
  4. Leonard Cohen
  5. Bernie Taupin (Elton John)
  6. Don Henley (Eagles)
  7. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  8. Robert “Bob” Pollard (Guided By Voices)
  9. Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
  10. Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
  11. Tori Amos