Tag Archives: Life

The New Abnormal

Ever since a close friend visited me in the hospital, and mentioned to my wife that we will now have to adjust to “the new normal” (post heart attack), we have batted that expression around and discussed the variety of … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Musings (45 minutes at Dunkin’ Donuts)

Watching people eating, interacting, working . . . with George Strait singing in the background. Cars arrive at the drive thru, people place their orders of sugar and/or caffeine then drive away. A constant stream of humanity. A father negotiates … Continue reading

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Life in Bold Relief

It has been 65 days since I last made an entry on this blog. For a good while prior to that it was a weekly exercise to which I looked forward with great expectation. But in June, the press of … Continue reading

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Borrowing Time (A Visit to the ER)

We went to the ER last night with one of our adult daughters. If visits to the ER can be categorized I suppose this would go down as a good visit. She was complaining of sudden dizziness, nausea, chest and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 1969: Take Off Your Gloves

I was fifteen years old in 1969. Full of life, teenage exuberance, and boundless expectation. So, when the invitation came to climb Mount Baboquivari on New Year’s Day, I was more than excited. Mount Baboquivari is a unique mountain peak … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Me!

I sat by my Dad’s beside as the doctor reviewed his medical condition and provided him with the treatment options that were available to him. Dad only had one kidney (he had lost the other to cancer several years previously), … Continue reading

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The Final Cut

My family and I went to see Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” last night at the movie theater; what a marvelous performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, portraying the beloved president who was complex yet simple, powerful yet demure, jocular yet intense, cheerful yet … Continue reading

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