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Dealing with the Vegas simmer, I mean summer

I had a laugh about two weeks ago, while enduring the usual Nevada “living in an oven” summer weather.

Here in Vegas, the local paper is the Las Vegas Review Journal. We call it “the RJ”.

The RJ had published a picture in their paper depicting people running happily through the Salmon Street Springs […]

Fatigue, Chemo & Determination

It’s mid-summer here in Vegas and the peak temperatures are reaching 113°. That kind of heat is pretty bad for anyone, but for a cancer patient, it’s REALLY tough.

Cancer treatment – especially for triple-negative metastatic stage 4 breast cancer like mine – causes severe, unpredictable fatigue. From January to around March, I was suffering […]

The Video Dude

Here’s another little tidbit story for ya:

About 8 weeks ago, I was arriving at the county admin services building to buy a bus pass for paratransit. As I arrived, I noticed a guy holding a pro-level video camera walking towards the

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How not to be Hip in Vegas

For a Portland techy geek like me, the “hip” thing has always been rather questionable. The concepts of “hip” and “techy geek” simply don’t go together.

Back when I was living in Portland, too many years in the rain had affected my brain. I had a real need to just get the heck out and […]