October 27, 2017

I came upon a child of God...

I went to the doctor this morning. He was moderately happy. My blood sugars are still too high, but overall my A1c has dropped down to 7.8. Not where I want it, but reduced 30% from just a month ago. If the wife would keep from making pies and cake and cookies in the evening it would help. I suppose some would argue it is my own fault for eating said bad stuff. That is crazy talk, every bad thing in life is someone else’s fault. She is lording her sugar privilege over me. I need a safe space, preferably one with a comfy recliner, large TV, cold beer, and cigar smoking.

One side effect of the various meds is my weight is good. I weigh less today than I did when I got married. In fact,  I weigh pretty much what I did upon high school graduation way back in 1980. Last week I hit what has to be a 30 year low. My weight is down nearly 60 pounds from when I started this blog. Maybe I need to change the web address?

I have regretted the blog domain Fat in Indiana since about a year into this exercise in navel gazing. What a stupid name. Unfortunately, I have never been able to think up something really clever, and starting over is just too much effort. Besides, there is 137 years of genius captured in the archives of this blog.

I finished the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary last weekend. It started fairly even-handed, but took a decided anti-war turn in the final few episodes. Nixon evokes a powerful hate among the leftist types. I was somewhat disappointed to find that a majority of the vets interviewed throughout the series ended up as anti-war protesters. They were part of the bunch who chucked their medals over the Capital fence and rooted for John Kerry in his “I saw war crimes” testimony before Congress. I suppose their later political position does not color their impression and war experience, but I cannot help feeling there must be some bias there and I question the whole series based on that.

Oh, well, I’m sure no one at PBS cares what I think. Why would they?



Have a great day.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

All Vietnam war proved was a half ass attempt to win a war is the best way to lose it. I was 20 when I stepped off the airplane that was 50 years ago, when I returned we were told not to wear uniforms in public in less we had too. I was spit on, called baby killer and a few other choice words in the years that followed. Viet-nam destroyed a lot of the respect that the WW2 veterans had built up for the military. It did make a certain President who owned a lot of stock in a certain helicopter company millions. We are still stuck in the mentality in some mindes we are the worlds care takers, we aren't and shouldn't be. I could go on and on but to no avail.

James Old Guy

Ed Bonderenka said...

I always saw your title as "Living Fat". Not "Being Fat".

Ed Bonderenka said...

Did the series show the Dem Congress throwing the victory away, leading to the evac of Saigon? Had that not happened perhaps Nixon would not have suspected communist in filtration of the Democrat party.
And he would probably have been regarded as a hero today. But he faced the same leftist press in his day.

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