The Thursday Update

I just wanted to take a moment and touch base. Today is Thursday, and while I have been on the binnacle list Constitution Thursday has suffered. But I have been doing prep work, and soon we will return to finish the Ratification story. Just not today.

I am on my way – probably as you read this – to a morning appointment with my Doctor.

My recovery has not been going well at all. Since the 10th Day, there has been virtually no improvement whatsoever, with very limited range of motion and the quad muscle, critical to extension, is simply not recovering or responding. It has been VERY frustrating, and even – if I am being honest – a bit depressing.

However, there are some possible treatments that will be discussed today. Two of them involve essentially going back into surgery, the third is that this is entirely normal (it isn’t) and will eventually go back to normal.

The most likely however is that I will have to undergo another procedure, under a general anesthetic, to try and free up the knee and its motion. It’s not something I wanted, nor am I looking forward to it, but I cannot go on like this. So tomorrow we find out where I go from here.

There will be a show on Friday, in fact a two-part show. There is a topic burning a hole in my pocket that deals with Freedom of Speech versus the current level of political insanity that I have already begun working upon; and Saturday is Armed Forces Day. This is a day set aside to say “Thank You” to the members of the Armed Services, past AND present.

If you would like to record a shout out to your favorite Veteran or Serviceperson, you can leave me a VoiceMail at 565-DAVE (3283) or send me an eMail at

I’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening, and I will talk to you on Friday!


About FTB1(SS)

Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day's news and events. In 2015, Dave left radio to raise his son and helped to launch the Podcast 99 network (, which features voices and topics from all around the area, the nation, and the world, on a variety of subjects. Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense. The primary feature element of Plausibly Live is Constitution Thursday, which since 2010 has been a weekly look at the history and impact of the US Constitution. Dave is a US Navy Submariner, a radio talk show host, father, baseball fan, avid reader and a frustrated writer. He has a passion for books, theology, submarines, coffee, tequila, 1970’s music (especially funk!) and is a ToTaL Star Trek geek. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Colorado, graduated from Ogden High School (Class of ’81) in Ogden, UT, served for eleven years in the US Navy Submarine fleet, was a Naval Instructor and as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician, he achieved the rank of FTB1(SS) through sorcery and favoritism, but would have been happy staying an FTB2(SS) for life. He was trained as a targeting specialist and Battle Stations Missile Fire Control Supervisor aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) and was trained on two Fire Control Systems, the Mk 98 Mod 0 TRIDENT and the Mk 88 Mod 1 POSEIDON. Later he served as a part of the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck Auxiliary Security Force, which sounds impressive but was really just bait for Seal Team 6 and any Iraqi terrorists who happened to land on the beach in Virginia. He later attended Seminary in Atlanta, GA, then served as a pastor for five years before realizing the massive error of his ways. He then worked in non-Profit management until 2006 when he was hired to do sports for a local talk radio show, eventually moving into the host position in September of 2007. In the fall of 2008, after years of questioning and study, Dave completed the process of conversion to Judaism. In 2009 Dave married Cami, and in 2010 they were blessed with their son, Benjamin, to go along with four daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the summer of 2017, Dave and Cami relocated “back home” to Silverdale, WA, where Dave had been stationed when they first met in 1985. From September 2007 to January 2015 Dave was heard each weekday from 3pm to 6pm (Pacific) on Power Talk 1360AM & 1280 in Modesto & Stockton, CA. Today, you can hear his Podcast Show, Plausibly Live, on The Dave Bowman Show website or on The Podcast 99 Network Page.

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