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The Recliner

“It is better to give than lend, and it costs about the same.” – Phillip Gibbs “We’re just waiting for you to get out of that chair.” Those words were spoken to me last evening and caused me to laugh … Continue reading

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Busted

“I mistrust total competence. I’ve always felt life is a series of small disasters we try to get through.” – Michael Palin I awoke not feeling well. I’ve experienced these symptoms too often this year. Colds. Flu. Bronchitis. Pneumonia. So … Continue reading

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Between Jobs

“Age is something that doesn’t matter. Unless you are a cheese.”   Hello. Morning Cliff. How are you doing? Fine. You? Concerned. Seems like friends and family are dying at an alarming rate. I know what you mean. Have you … Continue reading

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I Know

“It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends, and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.”   Having experienced loneliness, I know this to be true. How about you?”

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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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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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A Mystery

“You don’t throw a life away just because it’s broken a little” – From Seabiscuit   Time alters most relationships. One’s experiences, health, environment, personality, the fickle fates and fortunes of life, all contribute to our view of everything. I … Continue reading

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Help. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

“I can resist everything but temptation” – The Force by Don Winslow Are you sick of these TV commercials? “Help. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” I know I am. I don’t enjoy the graphic depictions of yet another … Continue reading

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