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My name is John, I’m 42 years old, husband, father, owner of Hoppin Hot Sauce, KFJC radio DJ, podcaster and I have multiple sclerosis (MS).

I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.

Most Recent Episodes:

Tracksuit folded up at the black and brown thrift store

Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me? Episode 21, “Complicated feelings about Federal Disability, Falling, Nasty Tracksuit”

In this episode: Qualifying for Federal Disability Pt. II — Two Falls, One Painful, and The Other With Wine — Going Shopping and buying a tracksuit with filthy pictures on it that my wife asked me not to wear around her or our children

What's The Matter with Me? Podcast Episode 20 Cover

Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me? Episode 20, “Disabled dad struggling to build my business and my life”

In this episode: I Fell — Sweating — Boathouse Hike — Secretary of State — Hot Sauce Business — Disability

Hand rails are useful for people with MS and other disabilities. I took this photo outside my dentist’s office in Santa Clara, California.
Achillea millefolium var. californica

Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me? Episode 19

Wild Fires

Wildfires are burning close to my family’s home in Santa Rosa.  The hill behind the house is Annadel State Park, currently on fire, and the fire department is bivouacked in the otherwise-evacuated neighborhood.

Accessible music

I’ve been making music to meditate and feel and comfort my body, accessible music using the computer and MIDI.  I am getting used to making “muzak” on the computer, and pushing my own boundaries.

Houseguest

I have a houseguest, a person that I don’t know very well.  It’s fun.

Leg pain

My leg has been bothering me.

Herb spiral

Welcome to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast, Episode 18

In this episode:
Fight/Cook Cycle — Spare rib recipe — Artist Statement
An artist statement is hard to write — it requires you to believe in your own importance.

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