NO, it's not what you're thinking!
First of all, my real name is Manuel, not hwmnbn.
I've not posted here, or anywhere else, in quite a while. So I'm coming out of hibernation to share some personal stuff. This seems like the quietest corner of the internet so here goes.
Apparently in my case, old age struck suddenly and without warning. When letters from AARP started arriving in my mailbox, I said "fuck you," threw them in the trash, and went about my business. One of the hallmarks of advanced age is physical deterioration. Though I'd already resigned myself to the fact that I've lost a step on the basketball court, my bat speed ain't so hot, and I'll never again approach my personal best time in the 440 hurdles, this new thing is scary.
This past January, I started losing the use, strength, and control of my hands.
Osteoarthritis is the diagnosis. The doctors at the VA recommended initial treatment with physical therapy but that hasn't done shit except piss me off. It is starting to spread to other parts of my body. This has caught my attention and in a couple weeks we re-evaluate and consider more aggressive measures.
So as you can see, this development has interrupted my life flow and, for the time being, has put politics and current events in the "who gives a shit" category.
I was considering starting a blog about crazy stuff percolating in my mind due to this malady but that seems too depressive and self-centered so I'll hold off for awhile. This post will have to suffice for the time being. Anyway, just being open and putting this out here to my internet friends is helping me keep a positive attitude.