Well, it’s been a long while since the last update. I just checked, and it looks like the last entry on this blog was from just after my participation in the AIDS LifeCycle ride – that was LifeCycle 8, and we are at 10 now. I guess living in San Diego has been a lot of fun and a lot of work, and I hadn’t had much time to keep this site updated. Plus, I’ve been posting on a trillion other places – mainly on Blogger – and didn’t feel the need to keep this up-to-date.
All better now! Let me summarize what happened in my life in the past two years, and then we’ll move on forward:
- Health: I had a really bad snowboarding accident in January of 2009. My left shoulder separated (which means the collar bone popped away from the shoulder) and I’ve been in severe pain for months after that. I am getting back my groove, though, and otherwise I am absolutely perfectly fine.
- Love: Crickets.
- Work: I’ve been working on a series of projects of my own, realizing that starting my own is the next logical step for me.
- Work: I just completed my first to-be-published novel, In the Mission. As a matter of fact, I just got the final round of edits on Sunday. You can’t order it yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
- Sports: Things are rapidly shifting in the sports arena. I go to a gym where classes all cost a fortune, so I stopped spinning, and in exchange took up running. That’s been working really well for me, who always thought I was too heavy for that activity. Cycling in general has been a bust, not just spinning, since riding here is a bit of a nuisance with all the lights and stop signs.
- Sports: After the accident, I thought that snowboarding was a no-go for good. I was afraid of starting again, afraid of injuring myself again. Then my new roomie asked me to go with him to Big Bear and I did. It was a great trip, I snowboarded pretty well, and we had oodles of fun. We went again on Powder Day and had a blast.
- Sports: Maybe the biggest shift in my athletic habits is that I took up surfing. I thought it boring, then I tried it and found it too hard, and now I am just overcome with the Zen of it. You sit in the water, waiting for the wave, then you jump on one that carries you for a (very short, in my case) while. There are people to watch, dolphins and seals. It’s a great workout for my shoulders, much better than swimming (since you don’t have to worry about keeping your head out of water – the board does that).