Lyme Disease is the Fastest Growing Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic and drastically underfunded. Learn why and how you can help with a tax deductible donation to ILADS!

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Here for a Canine Laugh?

Check out Juno’s latests mastication crimes!

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The Lyme Disease Clusterf*ck –  193/365 26 months 33 Rx 22 oral herbs or enzymes 19 oral supplements 5 months Rx IM shots, daily 7 months Rx IV, daily 3 months of Rx Sub Q shots, daily Are we there yet?  This is the Lyme Disease Clusterf*ck. Am I better yet?... read more

Bear’s Breeches

Bear’s Breeches 189/365 I have no idea why Acanthus mollis is commonly known as Bear’s Breeches. In fact, there is no scholarly agreement on the origin of it’s common meaning “bear’s breeches.” Perhaps if a bear were to wear... read more


Orchard & Redwoods in Santa Cruz Mountains 188/365 Before I started treating Lyme disease, the dogs and I would walk along this road, Loma Prieta, (famous for the 1989 earthquake) for miles. We’d often make it up to some very steep mountain top... read more

The Making of a Painted Lady Today

Painted Lady – 187/365 One of Juno’s favorite walks in the world is strolling downtown through the streets adorned with a variety of original turn-of-the-century homes, including Victorians, Craftsmen, Bungalows and Mission. If you own a home in this town... read more

Some Fun Fly Facts

The Fly – 186/365 There are estimated to be 10,000 flies for every single human and over 85,000 different species of fly.A single fly may carry 6-million bacteria, including cholera, TB, typhoid and dysentery. The eyes of a fly are compound, meaning they are... read more

Life & Death

184/365 Green and red. Life and death. Something must die for some other to live. Daily, the forest in my back yard reminds me of the circle of life. I may not have noticed if it wasn’t for Loki’s fascination with the fern at the corner of Nitwit Bridge.... read more

Happy National Dog Day!

185/365 “Hey Daddy-O. Check out that squirrel shootin’ us the moose eyes? That oughta motivate your piechopper. Maybe even give him the long good-bye.” “Cupcake, I hear you five by five. He sure is cruisin’ for a bruisin’. But deal... read more

Hello Monday

Hello Monday 183/365 I think this is a crocus flowering shrub. But I can’t be sure. I do all my uncomfortable Lyme stuff on Monday’s like, new IV peripheral lines or shots. This month I’ve been back on bicillin shots in the butt twice per week.... read more

It’s Just not Her Weekend

Flowering Vine in Santa Cruz Mountains 182/365 Poor Juno. She’s had one hell of a weekend. It started off with the fox tail surgery on Friday. On Saturday, after I wrote her post, we took a walk along one of our favorite quiet roads in the mountains. It’s... read more

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