Category Archives: death

This Could Kill You

“Don’t forget to drink water and get some sun. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions.” Woke up Tuesday morning in a sweat. 103 temp. Could not move. I was sick. Very sick. About noon my wife told me I … Continue reading

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Gone

“Time washes away all traces of what had been” – Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen   I’m at that age when family and friends are dying much too frequently. Lost another good friend last week. At 68, a too young … Continue reading

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Death

“Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.” – Carl Jung Do you agree with this quote? I’m not sure I do. On the other hand, I’m not even … Continue reading

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The Sea

“There’s something about the water-that solitary kind of peaceful feeling you’re on earth, but not quite.” – John C. Reilly For sure – there’s something about water. It kind of freaks me out. Scares the living you know what out … Continue reading

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One Last Hug

“There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart” – Charles Dickens Retirement bored me. So…………I got a part time job driving a van for a medical transport company here in Tulsa. Have been doing that … Continue reading

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Make A Way

“You are going to die. There is no question about that. The question is are you going to live?”   Been working this medical transport thing for 3 months. Poor health is a heavy cross. Poverty exacerbates the misery. These … Continue reading

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Life in Perspective

“Patient care should always be the key objective for any healthcare provider. It’s as simple as that” – Florence Nightingale   I’ve been driving for this medical transport co for 2 weeks. We transport old and/or indigent people to doctors … Continue reading

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I don’t get it.

“One day you just wake up and discover that you got old while you were sleeping.” – “This is where I leave you” – by Jonathan Tropper My cousin Richard. Three years older than I. What a guy. When I … Continue reading

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Young and Dumb

“Youth is the great deceiver” – The diary of an Immortal by David Castello Think about it. When you were young, all things were possible. Every day was an adventure. And then life slaps you across the mouth. You age. … Continue reading

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Doomsday

“You don’t have to believe in omens to be seduced by them” – Desert Places by Robyn Davidson I’m really in to the series “How the Universe Works”. Fascinating stuff. Much of the information given on the show is over … Continue reading

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