Tag Archive: Blog News

Questions?

Is there a question you’d like me to answer or a subject you’d like me to write about ? If so, here’s your chance. If you have a question you’d like me to answer or a subject you’d like me to write about , please leave your request in the comment section. Any subject…ask away.

Doing this from time to time helps me understand what is important to the readers of this blog. I have plenty of subjects to busy myself with, but I would love to hear from you,

Thanks in advance for helping me improve  this blog.

May Blog News

for your information

Thank you for reading The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. What follows is the May 2015 Blog News.

Ways to Read

There are several ways you can read The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

You can use an RSS feed reader:

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You can subscribe to a daily digest of posts. Each day there is a post, at 6:00 PM EST, you will receive an email containing the complete text of the posts for that day. I use MailChimp to handle the mailing list.

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You can unsubscribe at any time. Every email has an unsubscribe link.

You can also read this blog in a browser or access it via Twitter and Facebook.

Added Facebook Page

In response to readers requesting it, I have added a Facebook page for The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. Every post will be published to this page. If you are on Facebook, I’d really appreciate you clicking LIKE. This page is NOT my personal Facebook account. If you would like to be BFF’s on Facebook, please click here.

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

YouTube

Health Update

May 20th, I will have a colonoscopy performed by Dr. Virendra Parikh at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Doctors are still baffled by what is causing my lack of appetite, weight loss, changed bowel habits, temperature spikes, and stabbing pain in the upper left quadrant of my abdomen and back. Earlier in the year, I had an endoscopic ultrasound and the colonoscopy is the last diagnostic test for the common reasons for my symptoms. Six months now, $25,000 in tests, and one thing I know for sure…n-o-t-h-i-n-g.

I continue to battle the health problems I’ve had for years. These problems are not going away, but I’d sure wish the gods would pick on someone else for a while. My plate is full, like the buffet plate of a Baptist preacher right after Sunday morning church. Every small problem becomes a crisis because of what is already on my plate. Last time I mentioned a nasty fall I had while trying to take a photograph. I ended up with a nasty wound on my leg that became infected. The good news is that the antibiotic beat back the infection. The bad news is that on the eleventh day of taking the antibiotic I had a reaction to the drug that resulted in three days of incessant scratching. Once I stopped taking the drug the scratching went away. I still have some swelling in the leg. It makes me wonder if I have a small hairline fracture. I had a similar fracture in the late 1990’s.

YouTube

I still plan to produce some YouTube videos in the near future. I need to carve out a couple of days time to work on this project. I promise, it’s coming soon. If you’s like to subscribe to my channel please do so here.

Songs of Sacrilege Series

Thank you for all the submissions for the Songs of Sacrilege Series. If you come across a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please leave the name the song in the comment section or send me an email.

Incomplete Series

Over the next few weeks, I plan to tie up the unfinished series that are lacking a post or two. I am easily distracted, THANK YOU Christian fundamentalism, but I need to finish up these series.  It Zeus is willing, the crick don’t rise, and I don’t fall and break my neck, I will do my best to finish these up.

Sacrilegious Humor

I have started a new series titled Sacrilegious Humor. If you come across a comedy bit that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please leave the name the song in the comment section or send me an email.

Questions

I have asked readers to submit questions they would like me to answer. If you have not yet asked your question, please do so.

Donations

Donations are always appreciated, never expected or required. You can find the donation form on the right sidebar at the bottom. Thank you to those of you who send donate to the Bruce Gerencser Relief Fund. Every dollar is appreciated.

How to Contact Me

You can contact me via the contact form. If you would like to text me from time to time, please use the contact form to send me your cellphone number. Once I receive your number, I will send you a text. I text back and forth with several people who read this blog and I’d love to do the same with you. I promise, no naked selfies. Maybe me in a speedo or me showing off my 36 pack, but no naked selfies.

Comments

comments

I want readers to know that I read every comment. I appreciate you taking the time to thoughtfully comment on my writing. For a variety of reasons, most of which are health related, I find it very hard to keep up on the comments. (and the same goes for Facebook and Twitter)  I just want you to know that my lack of response has nothing to do with your comment. I greatly value those who take the time to comment and I hope everyone will continue to do so.  If there is a specific question you want me to address, please make that clear in your comment or send me an email. I will do my best to respond to your question.

Each day, I have a limited window of physical ability, so I try to focus on my writing and keeping this blog operating smoothly. I find it impossible to write, maintain the blog, and respond to every comment. My writing is often cross posted on No Longer Quivering. Usually, there are a fair number of comments on the post. Again, even though I want to, I simply don’t have the time or physical wherewithal to respond to every comment.

What I want to convey here is that I don’t want anyone to think I am ignoring them or don’t appreciate their comment (s). Make sense?

Have a great weekend.

Bruce

April Blog News

for your information

Thank you for reading The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. What follows is the April 2015 Blog News.

Ways to Read

There are serveral ways you can read The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

You can use an RSS feed reader

Post RSS Feed

Comment RSS Feed

You can subscribe to a daily digest of posts. Each day there is a post, at 6:00 PM EST, you will receive an email containing the complete text of the posts for that day. I use MailChimp to handle the mailing list.

Mailing List Subscription From

You can unsubscribe at any time. Every email has an unsubscribe link.

You can also read this blog in a browser or access it via Twitter and Facebook.

Mobile Theme

I am using WPTouch Pro to handle mobile devices. Almost 50% of readers use a smartphone or tablet to access this site. If you would like a feature added or experience a glitch please let me know.

Added Facebook Page

In response to readers requesting it, I have added a Facebook page for The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. Every post will be published to this page. If you are on Facebook, I’d really appreciate you clicking LIKE. This page is NOT my personal Facebook account. If you would like to be BFF’s on Facebook, please click here.

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Health Update

April 9th, I have an appointment with a surgeon, Dr. Dale Sloan, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. I continue to have loss of weight, loss of appetite, spikes in body temperature, and a sharply elevated SED rate. I have been dealing with this for four months now. Six weeks ago, I started having dull aching pain on my right side. Two weeks ago, I started having sharp and aching pain in my left side. At first I thought it might be pleurisy or inflammation, but it has not gone away so I suspect it is something else. Pancreatitis? Gall bladder? Hopefully I will know more after I see the surgeon. He has requested all my recent records and tests.

Last month I said I was planning on avoiding doctors. Unfortunately, my body did not get the memo.

As I mentioned in a previous post, last Sunday I had a nasty fall that resulted in a sprained ankle and a nasty contusion on my leg. I am fortunate I didn’t fall down a concrete abutment into the canal. If I had, I wouldn’t be writing this post. I did get some awesome photographs which I plan to share later.

Songs of Sacrilege

Thank you for all the submissions for the Songs of Sacrilege Series. If you come across a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please leave the name the song in the comment section or send me an email.

Questions

I have asked readers to submit questions they would like me to answer. If you have not yet asked your question, please do so. I hope to start answering them later this week.

Donations

Donations are always appreciated, never expected or required. You can find the donation form on the right sidebar at the bottom.

How to Contact Me

You can contact me via the contact form. If you would like to text me from time to time, please use the contact form to send me your cellphone number. Once I receive your number, I will send you a text. I text back and forth with several people who read this blog and I’d love to do the same with you. I promise, no naked selfies. Maybe me in a speedo or me showing off my 36 pack, but no naked selfies.

March Blog News

for your information

Thank you for reading The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. What follows is the March 2015 Blog News.

Ways to Read

There are serveral ways you can read The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

You can use an RSS feed reader

Post RSS Feed

Comment RSS Feed

You can subscribe to a daily digest of posts. Each day there is a post, at 6:00 PM EST, you will receive an email containing the complete text of the posts for that day. I use MailChimp to handle the mailing list.

Mailing List Subscription From

You can unsubscribe at any time. Every email has an unsubscribe link.

You can also read this blog in a browser or access it via Twitter and Facebook.

Mobile Theme

I am using WPTouch Pro to handle mobile devices. Almost 50% of readers use a smartphone or tablet to access this site. If you would like a feature added or experience a glitch please let me know.

Added Facebook Page

In response to readers requesting it, I have added a Facebook page for The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.  Every post will be published to this page. If you are on Facebook, I’d really appreciate you clicking LIKE.  This page is NOT my personal Facebook account. If you would like to be BFF’s on Facebook, please click here.

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Pinterest

Health Update

Not much to report here. Right now, I am tired of tests and doctors, so I am taking a wait and see approach to things. While I was certainly glad to find out I didn’t have pancreatic cancer, I am no closer to finding out what is really going on. Something is not right, so the hunt for answers continues. These problems are in addition to the chronic, unrelenting pain and debility I live with every day.

Is wait and see the right thing to do? I don’t know, but I have reached a point where I am flat wore out from the tests, doctors, new prescriptions, and huge medical bills. Spring is on the way, so I hope to get out more. This will help to take my mind off of my health. It won’t cure me, but it will help me die in a better frame of mind. (there’s that famous Bruce Gerencser gallows humor again)

Donations

Donations are always appreciated, never expected or required. You can find the donation form on the right sidebar at the bottom.

How to Contact Me

You can contact me via the contact form. If you would like to text me from time to time, please use the contact form to send me your cellphone number. Once I receive your number, I will send you a text. I text back and forth with several people who read this blog and I’d love to do the same with you. I promise, no naked selfies. Maybe me in a speedo or me showing off my 36 pack, but no naked selfies.

February Blog News

for your information

Thank you for reading The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. What follows is the February 2015 Blog News.

Ways to Read

There are many way you can read The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.

You can use an RSS feed reader

Post RSS Feed

Comment RSS Feed

You can subscribe to a daily digest of posts. Each day there is a post, at 6:00 PM EST, you will receive an email containing the complete text of the posts for that day. I use MailChimp to handle the mailing list.

Mailing List Subscription From

You can unsubscribe at any time. Every email has an unsubscribe link.

Blog Theme

I am using the Song Writer premium theme designed by Tomas Toman. His themes are well designed, customizable, responsive, and quite affordable. If you are looking for a custom or premium theme, please check out Tomas’s website.

Mobile Theme

I am using WPTouch Pro to handle mobile devices. Almost 50% of readers use a smartphone or tablet to access this site. If you would like a feature added or experience a glitch please let me know.

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Health Update

I have a March appointment scheduled with a colon/bowel surgeon. My primary care doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy. Since I am still having the same problems I detailed previously, and the endoscopic ultrasound showed no cancer on the pancreas, it is time to take a look at things from the ass end up. I had a colonoscopy done in 2007. At the time, the surgeon removed two noncancerous polyps.

Something is not right, so the hunt for answers continues. These problems are in addition to the chronic, unrelenting pain and debility I live with every day.

If you have not read my THANK YOU post, please do so. I greatly appreciate the outpouring of love, kindness, and support I’ve received over the last several months. Some days, it is a kind word from a friend that keeps me going. Never underestimate the power of kindness.

Donations

Donations are always appreciated, never expected or required. You can find the donation form on the right sidebar at the bottom.

How to Contact Me

You can contact me via the contact form. If you would like to text me from time to time, please use the contact form to send me your cellphone number. Once I receive your number, I will send you a text. I text back and forth with several people who read this blog and I’d love to do the same with you. I promise you, no naked selfies.

Domain Switch Over

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Currently, this blog is hosted by NameCheap, the registrar I use for my domains. It is a cheap package, so the cost is right, but page load times are way too slow for my liking. So, at around 1:00 AM EST, I plan to switch over to Flywheel, the company I used before. You should notice a big change in page load speeds. I hope that the changes will propagate quickly, but there could be some sporadic unavailability tomorrow. I apologize for this if it happens to you. Any unavailability will be temporary.

After tomorrow, if you still can not access the site please let me know. You may want to flush your browser cache before contacting me. Sometimes, an outdated browser cache can result in page errors. (as can an incorrect IP address in the DNS cache, though this rarely a problem)

Facebook and Twitter

facebook and twitter

I decided I need some virtual human contact so I signed up for a personal Facebook account. This will be the place I hang out with family and friends, so don’t expect deep discussions about atheism or religion. Expect light discourse, pictures of the grandkids, and exposure to the “rest” of what makes up Bruce Gerencser. If you would like to be friends, you can friend me here.

As far as Twitter is concerned, I am not a big Twitter fan but I know others are, so I will do my best to accommodate the Twitterites by posting my writing to Twitter. You can follow me here.  Please don’t expect long 140 character discussions. I am not built for such discussions. I get too snarky. I am better suited for long, friendly discussions over coffee, wine, or a good meal.