Friday, July 21, 2017

POTD: The Neon Lights of Bourbon Street

From 2016 12 15 Louisiana

Today's photo-of-the-day is from the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Neon Lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of light.

I dream of you
With me tonight
We're all alone
Under neon lights.

Bonus photos are after the jump.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Get Out (2017)

Get Out (2017): Psychological thriller. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in The Twilight Zone. Big reveal is silly. Best PR for TSA ever. B+

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Clarification, Apology and Grace

A morality play in five acts...
  • Preface: Lynn Davenport challenged an incumbent for a seat on the Richardson ISD school board. She lost.
  • Curtain rises...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

POTD: Reverend Zombie's House of Voodoo

From 2016 12 15 Louisiana

Today's photo-of-the-day is from the French Quarter in New Orleans. No, that isn't the Reverend Zombie in the doorway. And, no, there's no truth to the story that this is the facility where Ellen's bone marrow transplant was performed. #FakeNews

Monday, July 17, 2017


From 2017 06 30 UT Southwestern

Pop quiz: Which of the following describes the photo above?
  1. Dallas 4th of July fireworks as seen from Ellen's hospital room
  2. X-ray of Ellen's intestinal system after chemotherapy
  3. Joy in my heart when Ellen's bone marrow transplant engrafted
  4. All of the above

The correct answer is "All of the above" but the Fourth of July is long gone and the nausea is mostly gone, so "engraftment" is the answer that prompts this celebratory post. Engraftment is when, after a bone marrow transplant, new blood-forming cells start to grow and make healthy blood cells that show up in your blood. It is an important milestone in your transplant recovery. Ellen has reached that milestone. After chemotherapy and full body radiation, Ellen's white blood cell count had dropped to zero, as intended. Within three days of engraftment of transplanted stem cells, her white blood cell count rebounded to "normal" range, a level Ellen hasn't seen in two years. She was discharged from the hospital to continue her recovery at home. I'd say that's reason enough for fireworks. Celebrate.

More photos after the jump.

Friday, July 14, 2017

POTD: Let the Good Times Roll

From 2016 12 15 Louisiana

Today's photo-of-the-day is from a wedding celebration in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

A bonus photo is after the jump.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The BFG (2016)

The BFG (2016): Orphan girl helps BFG end bullying in Giant Country. Sweet, even with CGI fart jokes. Good for kids and sick adults. C+