Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big Trucks

Skaneateles, New York

Shoe Trees

Yates Center, New York

No, I don't have any idea why dozens of shoes are hanging from the trees at this intersection, about half a mile from the south shore of lake Ontario.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hi, Sailor!

Romulus, New York

At the entry to the Sampson Memorial Museum, Sampson State Park, in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home Again...

Torrington, Connecticut

...or...not down the drain yet.

Yesterday I went to the hospital for a procedure to correct my coronary arrhythmia problem. It was supposed to be outpatient surgery, but didn't quite work out that way. A series of emergencies tied up the operating rooms specially equipped for catheter procedures, so we waited nine hours to get in. The procedure itself, I'm told, went extremely well and test results indicate a high probability I'll be able to resume full normal activity. But spending over four hours under anesthesia during the procedure and recovery, flat on my back, set off a sciatic nerve problem that left one leg inoperable—think of having an arm or leg "go to sleep" on you, raised a couple orders of magnitude. Of course nobody knew yet what was causing the partial paralysis, which was...awkward. The terrible risk of uncontrolled arrhythmia is the possible "side effect" of having a stroke.

Unable to stand or walk, I had to spend the night at the hospital. Around midnight, my leg "woke up." When that happened, I immediately recognized it as consonant with my decades-long experience of lower back/sciatic nerve difficulties. Just a new way to enjoy them. By late morning, my arrhythmia specialist who had performed the procedure—and was more than a bit disturbed by reports about the leg—concurred with my amateur opinion that my sciatica was the probable cause of the temporary problem, so I got to go home.

I'm now going to take an undetermined number of days off.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blue Laws

Woodbury, Connecticut

Poster in the entry of the local market, protesting the remaining Connecticut state "blue law" prohibiting sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Pictures on the Wall

New Milford, Connecticut

Earlier this afternoon, Bob the Facilities Guy installing a set of my prints in the hallway of a newly built MRI section at a local hospital.

Weeds, and...

Union City, Connecticut

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010