will brady's ruminations
return to the gym
| I went back to the gym today. First time in over two months | Gotta say it felt good | Working up enough of a sewat that I had to shower in the middle of the workout | Mind you, just going back and starting up again is not enough | I have to stop with the poor food choices as well | But 40 minutes of cardio and another half hour of weight training, while tiring, was quite satisfactory |
Angelo wasn't there | He's my trainer | Moody as hell, that one; but real focused and professional and knows what he's doing when he does it |
Next is to resume healthy eating habits and get back into the routine of going four or five times a week.
Governor John Rowland's problems
in Connecticut would be laugable were it not that he and his henchmen done so much damage to the social safety net for the poor and disparaged | And all the latter day criticism emanating from the state's flagship news the Hartford Courant
is still mostly empty words | After all, this is the publication that enthusiastically endorsed a man that upper level staff had to have known was commiting gross acts of impropriety (anybody remember "I am not a crook?") |
What and whom, I wonder about is what the head of the state's Office of Policy and Management, Mark Ryan, in all of this | It is he, after all, who has been most adamant about gutting basic social services in exchange for favors to the rich and well connected | What part does he have to play, and when will his name be dragged into the debacle?
Just waiting to see.
| I've been thinking about making it easier to write daily (or at least weekly) comment on things and using blogger
seems to make sense. So, for the time being, I'm going to use that. Up till now, I have been doing all my html from scratch, which is horribly time consuming.
: Took off from work the past couple of days | Nursing a cold but really just trying to deal with a general angst. Can't say that the place is terribly inspiring | So much of the work is ongoing, repetivite and doesn't often have a clear outcome | Phone calls to bureaucrats, meetings to negotiate getting things accomplished for others | Haggiling with adminstrators and clinicians to see to it that stuff that's supposed
to get done actually gets accomplished |
I work as a patients' rights advocate at a large state-run psychiatric facility on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA. Some -most, actually- of the clients are here against their will; either sent from the courts or corrections or from some other smaller facility | Others have been committed by a probate court. A few are here "voluntariliy" though the definition of this is elusive for if a voluntary patient wants to leave he or she indicates their intent, and that can still be contested with a trip to court where, if the clinical folks convince the judge, they either get committed or the person "volunteers" to stay longer | You can start reading more about this stuff at will's mental health pages
I'm trying this out for size. If it seems to work, then I may do my regular comments on this blog format and augment with some link to my own website's diary section so as to show relevant visuals. My original diary page, http://rondak.org/diary1.htm
, for example.
We shall see.