Thursday, September 30, 2021

Then Again


A bit of a late start today and I'm already running out of time. I think I need a new clock.

I best get dressed and run the errands.

Then again, maybe not.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Revisit the Classics


If you've been reading here for any length of time, you know I am a voracious reader. My reading list is quite eclectic; everything from non-fiction memoir to fantasy.

And, of course, there's always smut.

But, as fellow blogger Sixpence has noted on his blog today, we are midway into Banned Book Week. 

And to make things more difficult supply-chain issues are impeding publishers in getting printed books to stores.

If you can't find the ones that made the list,

it might be a good time to revisit some of the classics that have been banned at some point over the years.

And buy from a local, independent bookseller if you can.

Sometimes, publishers will sell directly from their own websites.

And most everything is now available as an e-book.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Don't Let It Slide


Each month I encourage guy to inspect their balls. It's important for continuing health.

Every so often, along with the ball check, I suggest a breast self-exam

because men can (and do) get breast cancer.

Previous thought was if a man lived long enough he would develop prostate cancer. Some men do, some men don't. But David, a Faithful Reader from Down Under, sent interesting information on men and prostate cancer. We've also known that certain forms of prostate cancer are genetic.

You've probably seen the commercials about Ibrance - the medication for advanced breast cancer in both women and men with the HR+ and HER2- genes. Well, folks, it looks like science has discovered, as reported in the Bay State Banner, Feb 19, 2021, that:

'If your father or brother have ever been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your risk of prostate cancer doubles.  If two or more close male relatives have been diagnosed, your risk increases five-fold. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, and/or BRCA1 or 2 genes, your risk is also greater.'

The moral of this story is to take the simple precaution of getting a regular prostate exam and PSA blood test

if there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Don't let it slide.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Fun With Monday Giggles


It turned out to be quite the weekend helping neighbors take down three dead trees. That was Saturday. Could barely move yesterday. And still paying for it today. Muscular Dystrophy sucks!

But I woke up with a boner this morning.

That's reason enough to smile and makes the Monday Giggles even more appropriate.