Category Archives: Conversations

Manners

“I hate it when people are at your house and they ask ‘Do you have a bathroom?’ No, we pee in the yard.”  Phone rings. A number I don’t recognize. Most of the time I don’t answer these calls. But … Continue reading

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Shrinkage

“The great secret that old people share is that you haven’t really changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all” – Doris Lessing New to Tulsa. First appointment with my new PCP physician … Continue reading

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The Facts of Life

“Never miss a good chance to shut up” – Will Rogers Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and a thing called love. When a woman asks you what you think, … Continue reading

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Sticker Shock

“It was the word, sad. Sad has an ugly weight” – The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais Moving to a stick house with our daughter presented us with a small dilemma. What to do with the Motorhome? Sell it? Donate … Continue reading

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My name is Joe

“I was constantly chasing the tail of my own brain” – An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison Getting older and finding it harder and harder to remember little things. Like names. And in this business, it’s important to remember names. … Continue reading

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The Search

“Love, like life, is much stranger and far more complicated than one is brought up to believe” – An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison  The quest for a new GP Doctor here in Victoria began on the internet. A list … Continue reading

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Nauseating

“Life was like a movie and everybody thought they were the star of it. That’s why dying was hard. People didn’t want to accept it, that the movie would go on without them” Whiplash River by Lou Berney   Don’t … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac

“Human nature is a vast, dark forest” – The Bat by Jo Nesbo So…………..how are you Cliff? Fine though I’m getting tired of parking in this RV repair shop yard. How long you been there? A week. Wow. When will … Continue reading

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Cliff: episode 365

People were not what they said. They were not what they thought. They were not what they promised. People were what they did. When the final tally was done, nothing else mattered.” – “House of the Rising Sun” by James … Continue reading

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Foo Foo

“I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.” Foo Foo. It’s a generic term for all things feminine such as fruit, nuts, anything pink, organic, … Continue reading

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