Category Archives: Daily Life

Pushing My Comfort Zone

I was scared to death.  Okay, maybe not death because I didn’t die.  But I thought I might.  I seriously thought my heart could possibly stop.  Or explode.  Yes, explode was how it felt. I was only in my early … Continue reading

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Keeping My Cool (?)

I try to maintain my temper… to “keep my cool,” as it were.  And I’ve gotten much better at it as I’ve mellowed into old age.  Perhaps mellowed and old age are not an accurate description of the process.  It … Continue reading

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Looking for Joy

Recently I was watching The Bucket List and there’s a scene where Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are sitting on top of one of the pyramids in Giza.  Morgan Freeman’s character tells Jack Nicholson’s that the ancient Egyptians believed that … Continue reading

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Giblets, a Dime and Quarter

I return to my childhood and, within my mind’s ear, I can clearly hear my mother’s oft-repeated lament, “May you, one day, have children of your own.”  Her wisdom within that sentence—also heard by her from her mother—is prophetic and … Continue reading

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You Da Man!

It’s the growing popularity of golf which drove me away from it.  That, and idiots. I was recently watching the Masters Golf Tournament on television.  It’s been quite a while since I played the game with any seriousness, and I … Continue reading

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The Day I Peed My Pants

I was in sixth grade.  Wait.  I didn’t really pee my pants.  Let me begin with that.  But of all the times in my earlier days, when I peed my pants and nobody noticed, why did the time I didn’t … Continue reading

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Remembering an Angel

I played golf recently— Wait. Let me begin again. I was invited, for the 19th consecutive year, to play golf in the Annual United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire’s Dennis James Golf Classic. I brought my clubs and I … Continue reading

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I’ve Always Had Trouble Keeping My Mouth Shut

Quite often my inability to keep my mouth shut creates dire consequences.  Well, maybe not dire… But not good.  Sometimes my big mouth operates to the disadvantage of others and often it’s to my own detriment. Recently someone asked me … Continue reading

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I’ll Probably Get Restriction

I broke my mother’s (obviously) expensive washing machine. In the past I’ve written about what a wonderful opportunity it is for me to get to spend this time with her, as adult. And for this time, I am grateful.  That’s … Continue reading

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Healthcare Will Kill Us All

Raise your hand if you’ve been through the ordeal of waiting for approval from your HMO or other managed care provider, only to have the doctor then say, “Why did you wait so long to come in?” Okay, you can … Continue reading

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Sticking My Tongue Into It

This morning I made a cherry cheesecake (I’ll give you the recipe at the end of this post). When I ejected the beaters from the hand mixer, I held them in my hand and immediately paused, admiring the sweet, cheesy … Continue reading

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You Get Five Spices

I don’t know how we even ended up on the subject, but the question was, “If you had to limit yourself to a small amount of spices with which to cook, forever, which would you choose?” I think the amount … Continue reading

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Recalling the Places I’ve Done It

As I recall the many places I’ve done it, I have to fight the urge to do it right now.  I’ve done it quite often in the afternoon.  For me, afternoons are the best time but I’ve also done it … Continue reading

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MRI of Enlightenment

Thanks to social media, the epic tale of my first-ever MRI has grown to near-mythic proportions.  While it hasn’t attained the viral momentum of, say, a man being hit in a delicate spot with a football, the saga of me … Continue reading

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a2 + b2 = WTF

I used to joke about the theory of reincarnation, saying, “There’s no way I’m coming back and going through adolescence and high school again!”  My gullet begins to spasm as I look back from the perspective of Blog this! Digg … Continue reading

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I Need to See a Man About a Horse

There is a Zen story about a man riding along on a galloping horse.  He approaches a man sitting beside the road and the sitting man calls out, Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share … Continue reading

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Everywhere You Look

As I was heading out to take my walk on this beautiful morning, my mother called after me, “Enjoy the flowers!” Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tumblr it … Continue reading

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I Might As Well Face It

The more I examine the symptoms and apparent causes of Addictive Personality Disorder, the more I think all of us, at some level, demonstrate addictive habits. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin … Continue reading

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Trying to Forgive Myself

One of the things that keep us from moving forward in our lives is our attachment to the past.  I, for one, keep finding myself remembering something stupid or insensitive I did in the past and then beating myself up … Continue reading

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I’m Not Alone

When it comes to Christmas, I am usually a basket case.  I get so anxious and over-worried that I will forget something during my Christmas planning that I have sleepless nights beginning somewhere between the 15th and 20th of December.  … Continue reading

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