Sunday, January 21, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018

1/20/18 Denver Women's March

headed out this morning to meet up with Lindsay and her friend Lily to get downtown 
for the 2018 Women's March in Denver

our crew


along the march, mostly just holding up my phone over my head and seeing what I could capture, although some were specifically for signs I liked. I remember teaching Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and some of my students asking why this was still relevant. I see so many signs with words from that letter now and I wonder, do they get it now?









  

  



According to news reports this evening, this year's attendance rivaled the 150,000 from last year. 

A few screenshots from the Post to get a sense of how large and diverse this was:


this was the front of the march. We were wayyyyyyyy back, and still way ahead of a lot of people. When we made the whole route and started to head over to where we parked, we realized there were still people at Civic Green waiting to get started!


More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
~"Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Friday, January 19, 2018

1/19/2018











Just your typical Friday around here. 

Yesterday I had my follow up appointment with my orthopedic surgeon to go over the results of the Dexa scan and my labwork. 

Surprisingly, he says I "have good bones" -- there is no sign of osteoporosis. The only remarkable result of a ton of bloodwork is that my Vitamin D is low. 

Which brings us all back to the original question: how in the heck did I fracture my pelvis not doing anything? 

The only other, very remote, possibility beyond just a bizarro freak accident is that we are dealing with a tumor in the bone. He said my chances of this are worse than actually winning the lottery. But we all know how those things turn out. 

So I go back in 6 months for a follow-up xray to compare and see if there are any tell-tale signs of a tumor between the scan from yesterday and that one. 

Until then, double up on the Vitamin D3+K2 supplements, get as much sunshine (with sunscreen ) as possible, exercise, live, and carry on. Unless something else breaks in the meantime. 





Tuesday, January 16, 2018