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Bertram's Blog · 1d ago

Yay! Great News!

I went to the doctor today for my pre-op appointment in preparation for surgery next Tuesd...
Bertram's Blog · 1d ago

Eve of Seven Years of Grief

1:40 AM tonight marks the seventh anniversary of when my life mate/soul mate died. If it i...
Bertram's Blog · 5d ago

Once Upon a Time Under the Sonoran Stars

A little more than a year ago, I stopped at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on my way ...
Bertram's Blog · 1W ago

If You Have a Queasy Stomach, Don’t Look

I haven’t wanted to make people sick by the sight of hardware screwed into my arm, but people have asked to see my fixator. As one fellow said, “we need some gruesome stuff to make us feel h...
Bertram's Blog · 1W ago

What a Person Can Get Used To

It’s amazing what a person can get used to. Four months ago, after I broke my arm and elbo...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

The Power of Words

I am a writer, hence words are my life. So far, they are not my living, though I still hav...
Bertram's Blog · 4W ago

Vulnerability and Upsurges of Grief

Lately I have been experiencing an upsurge of grief so strong it feels as if Jeff died a s...
Bertram's Blog · 4W ago

Sisyphean Tasks

Sisyphus, a king from Greek mythology, was condemned to an eternity of rolling a great bou...
Bertram's Blog · 1M ago

“I Can’t Do This!”

So often during the early years of my grief, my blog writing would be precipitated by a bo...
Bertram's Blog · 1M ago

A Halcyon Time

I’m sitting here trying to think of an exciting opening sentence for this blog, but I can’...