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On Drawing A Line In The Sand

There will be unequivocal moments in everyone’s life when they must make a decision that will dramatically affect their existence moving...

On The Purpose of Life

The physical hardships of aging, while daunting, provide a sort of exclamation mark on your life at this point in time. When you begin to...

Camel Sex in Pittsburgh

While I didn’t understand its significance at the time, watching two camels having sex in Pittsburgh has had a profound effect on my...

Neighbors

We are fortunate to have had such magnificent neighbors for the 30+ years since we built our home, I thought I’d share some of the...

The Last 72 Hours

The “F” word, Yep, I use it all the time. The “N” word, Yep, I've used that too. But the “C” word! The “C” word! I've never used it and...

Perseverance

“Surround yourself with people better than you are.” My brother-in-law, the wisest man I know, told me that 50 years ago. I have always...

“We May Have to Remove Your Colon…”

The words went right over my head as they prepared to move me into surgery. When the doctor said “You are beginning to go septic”, I knew...

On the Border

It’s been so long, but the memories are still here. It was somewhere on the border between New York and Canada. Four of us made the trip...

The Invisible Tree

Complacency has always been my biggest nemesis. Seeing as a person is different from seeing as a photographer. I always try to keep my...

He-Man Sushi

Every two years I make the trip into Riverside / Corona to requalify for my CCW (concealed carry). Firearms Training Associates in...

Nothin’ But the Moon…

Anyone who tells you they ain’t scared jumping out of a plane at 12,500 feet at midnight for the first time with nothing but the moon to...

Teamwork

Only three times in the 25+ years I spent as a software architect was I a member of a team of developers who epitomized the notion of a...

Counting Cars

It was an hour before we were to be married and I’m sitting on the front porch of our beautiful three story, zillion room home in Long...

Mushin

The concept of Mushin was explained to me by a Japanese friend of mine the night before Sasha was born. I struggled for many years to...

On the Road of Hard Knocks

The best compliment I ever received regarding my prowess as a motorcycle mechanic (I can tear down to the last nut and bolt almost any...

Phyllis is Just As Weird As Me

Before we found our first home in Rancho Mirage, Phyllis and I lived in an apartment in Palm Desert. It wasn’t too bad, if you don’t...

The Doctor Will See You Now

If turnabout is fair play, then the more than layman’s knowledge of medicine I possess would make my mother proud. As early as...

 

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