Category Archives: life span

Cancer

“It’s when you reach the end of things that you want to go back” – The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly You have cancer. I heard those words in 2009. The paradigm shifted. Instinctively I knew my world, … Continue reading

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Loss

“When people enter your life, they expand your world. But when they leave, the void is that much greater” – Blueblood by Mathew Iden Lost a dear friend recently. Cancer at 71. Not a pleasant experience. Pat and I were … Continue reading

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Tupperware

“At my age, the only thing that’ll get me in trouble is too much stool softener” – “Redemption Street” by Reed Farrel Coleman So I called Cliff this morning. Hi Bob……what’s up? Just checking on you. Are you at the … Continue reading

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Health

“I don’t like to rely on hope. You never know how that’s going to go” – Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster Hope. Now there’s a powerful word. Many have said that without hope we have nothing. Actually, without your health, … Continue reading

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Parallel Universe

“Did you know that Jellyfish have been around 600,000,000 years without a brain? That’s giving a lot of us hope.” I just love TV shows like NASA’s Unexplained Files, Space Deepest Secrets, and How the Universe Works. A real cure … Continue reading

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The Hot Tub

“That was the worst thing of all, time to think. Time to think was life’s petri dish” – Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman My old buddy Cliff is working a fracking rig just north of Laredo, by himself. A … Continue reading

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Tombstone

“Politics and theology were never far apart in Massachusetts Bay. And that was the source of the trouble” – America’s Hidden History by Kenneth Davis Have you given some thought to your imminent epitaph? I would hope that kind words … Continue reading

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80 Trips

“The place that knew us yesterday will know us no more forever” – Days on the Road by Sarah Herndon The average American lives to be 78.8 years old. Thus, those that get 80 plus trips around the sun are … Continue reading

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