Where's My Head?

Mom always said I'd lose it...


Clean as a Whistle

In the fire that ignites my bones
It's in the water that brings life to my soul
It's in the blood that washes me clean
Shawn McDonald

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
Cormac McCarthy — "All the Pretty Horses"

I went back into the office today after working at home for the past three months or so. It was good, I guess, to get back to something more normal but I gotta be honest. I'm gonna miss working from home. It's a pretty sweet gig. Hanging out in either jeans — […]

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Life Health

  • 2 weeks ago




Politics in America

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere,
diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is
rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.
Cal Thomas

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Don't worry. This is not that kind of post. I will not be espousing any candidate or be arguing for any position or ideology. There's plenty of that to be found out there if you want it. Believe me, you won't have to […]

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Life

  • 1 month ago




Vegetables and Broiled Meat

And my skin is burning with the fire of the world
Sometimes my eyes are tricking me
But when the words of His song
Are singing through the birds
I can't help but die, so He can take me higher
Burlap to Cashmere — "Skin is Burning"

Fast food feels fuzzy
'Cuz it's made from stuff that's scuzzy
I always thought I was such a nerd
I refuse to touch that strange bean curd
The Beets (from "Doug") — "Killer Tofu"

So. We're a month out from the end of treatments and everything seems to be going pretty well. The […]

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Health

  • 1 month ago




And there was much rejoicing...

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little
now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Louis L'Amour

Celebrate good times, come on!
Kool & The Gang

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.
Dory — "Finding Nemo"

By all rights, this should have been written last Thursday afternoon but I got distracted. There was probably something shiny involved. BUT…

Treatments are over!

That's right. No more pumping drugs into my veins. No more sticking my head in the giant microwave.

I still have the aftermath to deal with, mind you. The side effects are still […]

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Health

  • 2 months ago




Just tell me the truth

I'm not a baker. I don't sugarcoat things.
Anonymous

That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
John Green — "The Fault in Our Stars"

Doctors, I've learned, seem to have a flair for understatement.

At least the ones I've been dealing with do. Here's a prime example. Everyone told me that my mouth and throat would get sore from the radiation and that it would be very difficult if not impossible to eat anything. That's why we put in the feeding tube — so I could still have a way to get nutrition in case it got […]

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Health

  • 2 months ago