Personal Journey

Weekend Coffee Share

Just as I took my first sip of hazelnut roast with heavy cream, the retirement club arrived at Panera. Judging by the volume of their voices, they're a bunch of bingo callers. Actually, they're adorable, and I hope I have friends like that when I'm white-haired. Heck, I hope I live to be white-haired. Still.… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share

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If We Were Having Coffee…

...we'd be sitting in Panera because my son has Psychology at the local community college, and I drive him. It's his first time taking a class, and he alternately loves and hates it. I put him there for two reasons: 1. Psychology is interesting, and 2. I'll take any opportunity to get him off the… Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee…

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July… Don’t Want to Forget

July was NaNoWriMo month for me. I set a goal of 30K words, figuring a thousand a day would stretch me. Boy, did it ever. I consider writing a fun, yet precise and artful enterprise, but in NaNoWriMo the point is to get your story out as fast as possible. In the writing world this… Continue reading July… Don’t Want to Forget

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Incidentally You Have a Brain Tumor and Your Van Won’t Start

I'm not whining, for the record, I'm recording. Those violins are entirely coincidental. Ever have an experience that was so thoroughly insane that you wondered whether God-in-heaven had just bragged about you to Satan, "Have you considered my servant, X?" March, 2014. I had pneumonia. Not walking pneumonia, mind you. Although I walked from the… Continue reading Incidentally You Have a Brain Tumor and Your Van Won’t Start