After 10 years of living in East County in San Diego, I am hitting the open road. The idea entered into my head about a week after recovering from heart surgery.

When my cardiologist asked if I had any questions, I replied, “Only philosophical ones.”

Since 1999, I have been writing and blogging as an “expert patient” on depression and bipolar disorder. This blog takes us much further afield.

I am 67, with a daughter and four grandkids. My heart should have stopped beating a year ago. But here I am. I like to joke that I am bionic, with a new heart and new eyes.

Maybe that’s what this blog is about – to question why I’m still here. Let’s find out …