West Coast Diversion

Friday morning I got the news that a cousin who is as close to me as a brother was dying. This was quite unexpected. I had spoken with this cousin just a few weeks ago and all was normal.

However, just nine days ago, he was diagnosed with…
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Sunny Northwest CONUS

Ol’ BHD and his boots are on business travel again. This week, I am in an area of the country that has a reputation for being wet and soggy many days of the year… except about now. When I arrived in the largest city In the most northwestern state of the continental United States (CONUS), it was…
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Are Chippewa Boots Worth the Wait?

rp_Chipshine29.jpgChippewa boots, made in the USA, are good-quality boots. They make a very large number of models of boots from motorcycle, logger, packer, hiking, and work boot styles, among others.

I have always been amazed by the huge variety of boots that Chippewa offers. But that variety has its pluses and minuses — the worst of the negatives includes…
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Sunny Spouses

SunflowerMy spouse and I do not get out much. He is usually in so much pain from damage caused to his joints from his three-year hell of illness and fatigued by the lingering sleep disorder that the illness left behind, he does not want to, or have the energy to, do anything. Anywhere. At any time.

So imagine my delight when we had one of those rare happy and joyful moments for an outing. Last Saturday, my spouse and I got into my truck and we drove…
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Flip-Flops and Plantar Fasciitis

PFimageQuoting wikipedia:

Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The pain is usually most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest. Pain is also frequently brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin and may be worsened by a tight Achilles tendon.

And in a recent post on Huffington Post:

Men shouldn’t wear flip-flops because they’re dangerous. In fact, nobody should wear them.

So it isn’t just me reviling those ugly, dorky things, it is medical professionals who state that flip-flops are a leading cause…
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