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May 2013

Clutch Trouble on a 2005 Ninja

You might think that spending $2,200 on a 7-year-old motorcycle would get you a decent bike. Jessie is a great bike, but she came with issues. At one point, I was afraid she was a lemon. Fortunately, the transmission was not the cause of shifting difficulty. Unfortunately, she needed work …

Time Out

I haven’t blogged in a while. Partly because my brain has been too foggy, but mainly because I broke the tip of my right thumb hitting a baseball in a batting cage. Kinda like Ryan Vogelsong except the ball hit his little finger and while at bat, not in a …

I am not infra dig

May 7, 2013 Today is definitely better than yesterday. Though it still takes more time to do things, I feel more resolute than yesterday. I gave my Ninja Jessie a wash on the street, took my dog Penny for a walk, prepared a tri tip steak in the slow cooker, …

Salt Pepper Olive Oil

May 6, 2013 There are tough days and tougher days. On tough days, my mind has trouble concentrating, but I can get on my motorcycle and all of the sudden have the ability to focus. Today was one of the tougher days. Every day I hope to accomplish something especially …

Beginnings

A long time ago I learned that it’s pointless to read the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to try to figure out if you have a disorder. Anyone can read a list of mental symptoms and say, “This is me!” What makes the list count is when symptoms …

A Beautiful Day

It’s a perfect day for riding. Temperatures in the high-70s, low-80s. The humidity is low, the sun is bright, and there are no clouds in the sky. But I did’t want to ride today. They say that PTSD gets worse before it gets better. Since arriving in San Francisco, I …