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MEDICAL: Insurance Troubles

I was planning to make a post to let folks know that today’s the day for my cardiac ablation—the procedure I was talking about in my previous medical update. By the time most of you read it, the procedure would probably be done and I could answer questions and show off my newly ablated heart. […]

What’s On the Drawing Board

Yesterday I made a post about some changes in my schedule, including broadly stating that I was going to devote more time to cartooning and some personal projects. Since I’m doing my best to eliminate vague-booking in my social media, today I’m gonna spill the details. (Well, SOME of the details. I have to leave […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

The other day I made a post giving details for past medical vague-booking, and that got me thinking that there was ANOTHER bit of vague-booking I’ve done that I never got around to explaining. So I guess it’s high time that I did an info dump on what’s going on in my professional life, too. […]

SUMO: Ozeki Tochinoshin

From the beginning of the Natsu Basho, I was talking about the fact that sekiwake Tochinoshin was on a run to get a promotion to ozeki. And from the beginning we all knew pretty much what he needed to do to get it. He needed 11 or more wins with preferably at least one win […]

MEDICAL: Our Story So Far

You may recall that I had an unexpected visit and stay in the hospital back in February, and since then have only on the rare occasion vague-booked about that and follow-up medical news. Well, it’s time for me to rectify that and spin the whole tale for those who are interested to know it. (Okay, […]

SUMO: 2018 Natsu Basho Wrap-Up—A Tale of Two Yokozuna

Well, the Natsu Basho is now in the books. Yokozuna Kakuryu surprised a lot of people (me included) by staying focused and pulling out a series of big wins in the final few days of the tournament, and earning his first ever back-to-back yusho [tournament championships]! Congratulations to him! Banzai! Part of what makes this […]

SUMO: 2018 Natsu Basho Senshuraku [Final Day] (Day 15)

Holy cats! It’s senshuraku [the final day] of the 2018 Natsu Basho and this may be the most exciting Day 15 in recent memory! Yokozuna Kakuryu is alone atop the leaderboard with a 13–1 record after beating sekiwake Tochinoshin yesterday. That knocks the big Georgian’s record to 12–2 and leaves him alone in second place […]

SUMO: 2018 Natsu Basho (Day 14)

It’s the final weekend of the Natsu Basho, and things just keep getting more exciting. With sekiwake Tochinoshin’s upset loss yesterday, we now have a tie atop the leaderboard between him and yokozuna Kakuryu. And just one loss behind them is yokozuna Hauho! Today, the leaders go head to head, while Hakuho faces sekiwake Ichinojo. […]

SUMO: 2018 Natsu Basho (Day 13)

Here we are, Day 13 of the Natsu Basho, and sekiwake Tochinoshin is still unbeaten and alone at the top of the leaderboard. But because his path there went straight through yokozuna Hakuho, there is only ONE rikishi immediately trailing him—yokozuna Kakuryu! The Tochinoshin/Hakuho fight was everything a sumo fan could hope for—cleanly fought, skillful, […]

SUMO: 2018 Natsu Basho (Day 12)

It’s Day 12 of the Natsu Basho, and the drama is getting intense. Sekiwake Tochinoshin remains undefeated and alone at the top of the leaderboard, with the two yokozuna still a single loss behind him. The thing is, today Tochinoshin squares off against Hakuho! All basho long, I’ve been talking about how the Kyokai [Sumo […]