A guy named Ed Dentzel emailed asking if I could do an interview for a missing persons podcast her does. He wrote saying,
“Part of the format is I do interviews for the show. I’ve done interviews with writers, mothers of the disappeared, friends of the missing, and some bloggers. I’d love to have you on the show some time to tell everyone what goes on behind the scenes at the Charley Project. As you know, it is probably THE website for missing persons and my listeners would like to hear how it all works.”
That is extremely kind. I wrote back saying yes of course, and we exchanged phone numbers. He says probably it will be Friday. I’m available all day Friday except between roughly 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
So you can hear me all then!
I’m not so tired today, but I am still experiencing side effects from the increased dose of medication. I’m having trouble walking in a straight line. I haven’t fallen over or even lost my balance or anything like that, and I’m able to get to where I want to go, but it’s more of a C-shaped route than a straight here-to-there. I keep bumping into walls and doorways and furniture because of this.
It could be a lot worse, though. My body always takes a few days to adjust to medicine changes, and when I STARTED taking this particular medicine a year ago, I was shaking so bad it scared people. I couldn’t even eat properly because I couldn’t use a knife and fork and spoon; I kept dropping them. I couldn’t hold a glass to my lips to drink because my hands shook so bad I spilled it everywhere (and I usually dropped the glass too). It took like half an hour to write a very short blog entry explaining why I wasn’t get anything done, because the medicine made it so difficult to type. But I was patient, and eventually all that disappeared.
Compared to last year, these side effects are nothing. And I expect that within another few things I’ll be back to normal.
Anyhoo, I’ve been running cases through Newspapers.com and seeing what I can find. So far, not much, but what I HAVE dug up is pretty interesting. I’m also looking at those “have you seen these missing children?” newspaper pages they used to have in the eighties. It’s ludicrously inefficient but I was able to get one small but significant distinguishing characteristic for Taj Narbonne. You’ll see.
Oh, and I’ve got two cases to write resolved cases for, and eight cases to purge. And the day’s not over yet.
See y’all later.