Jim is down to one crutch and putting more weight on his left foot. This has improved life substantially. He's able to carry stuff in one hand, and more importantly, he can do dishes. Yay!!!!!!!!!! It's still a long haul until he's back on the bike, but progress is being made.
I read a very interesting article in the Washington Post this morning. They give you 10 free articles a month, so you can decide if you're interested enough to use up one of your freebies. The article can be found here. The substance of the article is this.
A few years ago, a sociology professor named David Phillips examined 57 million death certificates issued between 1979 and 2004 and made an interesting finding: Not only do more people die in the winter months, but New Year's Day is actually the deadliest day of all. Phillips plotted the millions of deaths from natural causes according to the day of year on which they occurred, and this is what he ended up with:
So, if we can make it through today, things will be looking up, actuarially.
Here is a picture of the female hummer leaping off the perch, avoiding the wrath of the dominant male hummer.
That's it, that's all I've got for today.