Category Archives: life

Love Revisited—What I Know Now

I am a universe away from where I was last year when I wrote this.  In the short span of 365 days, I have seen my world unravel in the midst of a painful separation and impending divorce and now, … Continue reading

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Cosmetics

At my store, I sell makeup.  One entire wall of the store is devoted to it.  Covergirl, Maybelline, Revlon, L’Oreal, Rimmel, Neutrogena, Sally Hansen, you name it—thousands of items, categorized by brand, use, color, and any other way the manufacturers … Continue reading

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Two Years

Photographs and memories, All the love you gave to me Somehow it just can’t be true That’s all I’ve left of you. –Jim Croce, “Photographs and Memories” When I was younger, around twelve or so, my parents would sometimes be out of … Continue reading

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My Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner Speech

I attended my second Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner this evening and my wife and I enjoyed a good meal along with several inspirational stories of people dealing with cancer. Before last year’s dinner, my first since my cancer diagnosis … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday—Imagination

(Yes, I know I’m posting this early on Wednesday, but as I worked late and haven’t been to bed yet, it’s still Tuesday to me.  Get over it.) Last weekend, I made my sojourn to Frankfort, Kentucky, for the annual … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Admittedly, I’m a little tardy posting my first entry of 2011.  January just seemed to slip by me.  In my defense, though, I’ve had a lot going on (more than usual), some of which I’ll talk about on here and … Continue reading

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The Seat Belt Incident

I have made a few references to this on my Facebook and Twitter, but I have been asked to explain in a little more detail. At the risk of sounding like I’m complaining, which I suppose I am a bit, … Continue reading

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I’m back . . . sorta

Yes, my mother is gone and I will write about that soon. I promise. Yes, I’m still writing, a bit, and I will also discuss that soon. However, today I’m about to leave for work, where our big push to … Continue reading

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The Three R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Radiation

Nine radiation treatments down. Six more to go. This is what they call the “home stretch” and, fittingly, that’s where I’ll be for the next few days. After careful consideration of my not-so-careful work ethic, I’ve elected to take off … Continue reading

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A Cliff Notes Version of Cancer Therapy

Since I don’t have time to describe everything that has gone on with my treatment since my last post in detail, I bring you this summarized version: Wednesday, August 12th: Went to Jackson to the Cancer Care Center for my … Continue reading

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