Category Archives: life

All Set for “Nuke and Puke”

After sending my two younger children off for the first day of the new school year, my wife and I (and my mother, who came down the night before) all went to my first visit with the radiation oncologist today. … Continue reading

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Back to Work

I went back to the day job on Saturday. The doctor has placed me on light duty for a few weeks, but there are a few things I can still do that fall within the requirements set by my physician … Continue reading

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One Week On

It’s been one week since I had my surgery and I went back to the urologist today for a follow-up visit. All things considered, I feel pretty good. I’m starting to get some of my old energy back and, though … Continue reading

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Recovery

As of Friday afternoon, I am a cancer survivor. It seems a bit odd to be saying that, at 32 years old and feeling pretty darn good, all things considered, but it’s true. I went to the hospital in nearby … Continue reading

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A Bad Way to Start a Vacation

Everything was planned out. We were leaving Friday night, driving to Kansas to see my father-in-law. On the agenda: sleeping late, eating well, and having a few laughs. We’d come back Tuesday or Wednesday, just in time for me to … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson

If a picture says a thousand words, then the words “Michael Jackson” say a thousand pictures. Whether it’s the young Michael, performing with his brothers as the Jackson Five, to his breakout solo performances like “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”, to … Continue reading

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The Other Twenty Percent

I spent Friday and Saturday at the wedding of my wife’s best friend. This event has been a long time coming and I can happily report that the thing went off without any major difficulties. My wife, Amy, was the … Continue reading

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Silence Broken . . . sort of

Yes, I realize that it’s been nearly a month since I last posted anything on here. Yes, I know I have repeatedly said that I would post more often rather than less often. Yes, I know I have done a … Continue reading

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Weather or Not

For those of you who don’t live in the Plains states or the South, you really don’t understand how great the weather is here. Sure, New England has its colorful falls and mild summers. The Rockies have their snow-capped mountain … Continue reading

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My Grandmother

Today would have been my grandmother’s 86th birthday had she not passed away in 1998. She used to live way, way out in the country in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, and I would often spend large chunks of my summer vacations … Continue reading

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