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    The Orient

    On a scale of 1 – 10, how goal oriented are you? I’m a 15.  To say I’m goal oriented is a gross understatement.  I am a goal driven task harpy, perpetually haranguing myself for not doing more and giving only faint praise to what’s been accomplished.  If I was a Maori warrior, my tattoos […]

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    Surface Tension

    It’s still hard to wrap my head around the fact my dad is dead.  It hits me in waves, tsunamis sometimes.  But it’s the small, seemingly harmless wavelets that seem to hurt the most. Today is a hidey-hole day.  I don’t want to be in the world, except for a brief foray to the Mexican […]

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    Book Trailer World Premiere

      It’s been a little quiet here lately.  I’ve been taking some time to mourn my father and doing my best to jump through all the necessary hoops of modern death. It’s the Prospector who has suffered most from my inattention.  He’s a great guy and very compassionate about my situation, but even his patience […]

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    Category: Song of Solstice, Wonders That Defy Description

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    Other People’s Stuff

    Dismantling a life is a huge chore.  If you’re reading this at home, please take a moment to glance around and take mental inventory of the room you’re in.  Disregard the big stuff and focus on the small, all the framed photos, the junk drawer, the things lining the shelves.   It’s a lot of […]

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    Twitter Chronicles

    Howdy Travellers! Episode three of my new video series, Twitterati, went live yesterday.  It’s easy enough to find on YouTube but, because I think you guys are awesome and I love getting page hits on my blog, here it is as well. Please enjoy…   Share this:

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    Dog Tags and Dirty Jokes

    The call came Friday night, I knew who was calling and why before even picking up the phone.  It was the nursing facility and my father is dead. It was a call I’d been expecting most of the day, to be honest.  March 21st was my dad’s birthday, he turned 84 on the day he […]

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    Free Enterprise

    Isn’t it amazing how many Star Trek references I can pack into these blog post titles? “Free” is the word of the weekend, and it’s one of the finest words available.  A quick update on my dad:  He’s still failing and isn’t very communicative, today is his 84th birthday and I’m hoping he will enjoy […]

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    Category: Song of Solstice, Wonders That Defy Description

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    Kobayashi Maru

    Mr. Spock once said that how we face death is at least as important as how we face life.  When I first heard those words over 30 years ago, it was an interesting idea with ramifications I couldn’t grasp as a teenager. Truthfully, I much preferred to run with Captain Kirk’s manifesto, that he didn’t […]

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    The Ugly

    Wasn’t it about 50 years ago that I gave myself permission to have a little fun and made a video?  Wait, what?  It was last week? Huh.  It seems like long-forgotten ancient history now.  A lot has happened in the 50 years since last weekend. My dad is in a skilled nursing facility.  It’s the […]

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    Twitterati

    Good morning Travellers! Recently, I’ve written a lot about my journey through cancer with my dad.  It’s been a very emotional time and having this blog to sort through it all has been my savior. “cancer is the most fun you can have,” said no one ever.  My life has been devoid of fun for […]

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