Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Meltdown

Change is never easy, but as a change agent in my professional life I’ve always been willing to suck it up.  I don’t always like it, but I can usually find a opening that appeals to me and warms me … Continue reading

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Inside a Roll of Toilet Paper

This evening I spent an hour smooshed into a toilet paper roll as a fire engine, three jackhammers, and a shotgun popped off multiple rounds around my person.  Or, as it is known in laymen terms, I had an MRI. … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings 2012

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What I Did On My Autumn Paincation

Life has sure been a challenge since late September.  A period I have begun to call my paincation.  It has been a rough couple of months physically and psychologically Just at the point that every challenge turned me into a … Continue reading

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On Being Nominated for Multiple Awards

“It’s an honor just to be nominated.” We all hear this on the days and weeks that lead up the the Oscars.  And every time I hear it I say, “Bullshit!  You want to win!”  Then network television made the … Continue reading

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Where’s the Empathy?

I have to tell you, every twist and turn of this cancer experience always reveals something new.  There is the physical stuff: physiology, biology, and chemistry.  There is the psychological stuff: fear, resolve, sadness. happiness, and uncertainty.  And then there … Continue reading

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Lyrica

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Klingon Inspiration

Special thanks to Mark E. Shoulson from the Klingon Language Institute for the translation.

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Pain Management

So I’m five months into this cancer crap.  And, to quote a popular refrain, “what a long strange trip it’s been.” I take it a day at a time, but the days have been pretty long since October.   The last … Continue reading

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Talking with My Mom

My mom and me have always had a good relationship.  The way we fight and annoy one another, outsiders might think that was a crazy statement to make, but it’s true.  Mom was born in 1930 and grew up poor.  … Continue reading

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