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No Alcohol, Sex or Caffeine — Long-Covid, I Presume

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
Just before midnight three Monday ‘s ago I awoke — not with the realization of society’s systemic racism, but as basic and personal.  I was struggling to breathe alone in bed (so no cops were involved).   This had happened once before 18-months ago. After a few minutes of deep breathing assessing my body and calming my mind I contemplated what to do.  The tightness in my chest and constricted feeling at the back of my throat made breathing a conscious effort.  Read More

No Conclusion…

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 - By Patrick T. McBriarty
So, I’ve been hoping for the energy, ambition, and a conclusion to write this.  Instead thoughts, sporadic notes, and an initial draft in October marinated.  The last few months repeating my experience to friends finally prompted me to follow-up to my previous two posts from 2020.  The short story is I am still not fully recovered after eleven months. The past year started nice enough with several warm days to ride outside in January, which was unusual for Chicago.  At the end of February, I traveled to Tucson for a training camp with the Johnny Sprockets Cycling Team and returned March 6th.  Read More

trunnion

noun   trun·nion   \ˈtrən-yən\

a pin or pivot on which something is supported.

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