APEX has finally arrived!

After months of waiting, due to Medicaid and their issues with a 25 inch wheel and not having a code for it, working out what they would and would not pay for, my chair finally arrived.  I had to compromise on the Carbon v. Aluminum model, which is a bummer, as light as the one... Continue Reading →

Rules of Dating for 30+ yr olds

Hello readers, been awhile, so I'm not dating currently..  which of course means I think about it constantly.   I'm going to compile 20+ years worth of knowledge I've gained over the course of my dating career.   Hopefully you find this useful, these rules apply to both girls and guys...  most of these are... Continue Reading →

Letting go and giving in…

I guess, if you think about it, we all have trouble letting go.  Especially when what you are leaving behind is better than where you are currently.   I learned some news today that hit me particularly hard.   Like a punch in the stomach from a foe I thought I'd long since vanquished.  Frustrating... Continue Reading →

My sins…

Well if you have been reading this blog, you probably know I have a lot of time to think and self-reflect.  I'm in limbo until I am certified to drive with hand-controls, so unless it's a trip to LR or the occasional trip out for fun, I don't leave much. It's hard.  Being alone this... Continue Reading →

Who am I? I’m Joe. – Final

Been a few days, I guess I was waiting on this one.  It's by far the most painful chapters in my life.   Most of that pain self-inflicted. I knew moving back here was a bad idea.  Too many memories, too many marital problems and too many ghosts from the past.   My marriage was... Continue Reading →

Who am I? I’m Joe. Part 4

Well, were we left off, I was on a plane, 300 dollars and a cell phone in my pocket and headed to Jessica's house in California. Being the genius I am, I didn't look at the map.  I landed in San Francisco and there was Jess to pick me up.  If you've never been to... Continue Reading →

My Aunt Dean

My Aunt Dean Born Jan. 10, 1955 - Died June 11, 2018 My Aunt Dean was an amazing woman.  She possessed all of the great qualities of her mother, my Grandmother, Bettie Jo Bertram.  She was headstrong, brave and lived life on her own terms.  She also possessed all the great qualities of her father,... Continue Reading →

Who am I? I’m Joe. Part 3

Ok, if you made it this far, first of all, you deserve a medal or a sticker or something.   So thanks for taking such an interest. We've went from grade school to college...  now let me tell the downside to a 16-17 year living alone. As friends tend to do, my group started to... Continue Reading →

Who am I? I’m Joe. Part 2

Ok, so where did we leave off?  Ah yes.  Highschool.  We'll I'd established my core group of friends by this time and had a ton of people I "knew" through parties and whatnot. Bear was one of the most influential people in my life.  He taught me a lot about a lot of things.  We... Continue Reading →

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