Snakes

Garter snake

Snakes! You know, those slithery long critters that make most folks cringe with fear when they see one. Well, this evening, after my night class, I came home and was immediately told by Cheryl that there was a snake in the garage, caught in a bug trap our bug control ...

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More Dental Work

We reached a milestone this week! We visited M>D> Anderson, and came back with more parts than we went over with! Progress!

Day 1 - Prep

We drove over in the morning, since the first appointment was not until 10am. The drive was nice, especially since the car knows the ...

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Digging to China

All male kids try to dig to China. It should not be too hard, just take a shovel and start digging, sooner or later, you will end up in China. Or so the story goes.

Warning

Actually digging straight down will not actually get you to China at all, which ...

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D-Day, 6th of June

Did you have a good night last night? Sleep well? What went through your mind this morning as you rolled out of bed?

73 years ago this morning 176,000 men were riding on ships of all kinds approaching the beaches of Normandy in France. Over 10,000 of those ...

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Snowball

We lost Snowball on Friday. He let us live in this house with him for over 15 years. Now the house is quiet, lonely. It will take some time to accept the fact that he is not here anymore.

BTW! Cancer sucks!

Snowball on day bed

Snowball's Arrival

I was in the front ...

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Guido

For years, I have been doing a dis-service to those folks named "Guido". When I grew up, the Mafia was where all the bad guys hung out, and it seemed that the big, muscled, gun-toting, bad guys were all named "Giudo". So when I saw a relatively famous rule all ...

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Checking In at M.D. Anderson

It was time for yet another trip to Houston and a four-month checkup. Only this time, they were also going to do something really good. They were going to start surgery to build up my new titanium jawbone and add back in some of the teeth they stole a year ...

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Outrageous Science Experiments

Will a Tacoma pickup truck fit under an Austin school bus? The answer is coming up.

But First:

I have been driving a LONG time, and I have done pretty well at that. I don't speed, at least not as the level of most cars around me. Sometimes I ...

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Ceiling and Visibility Zero

Cruising along at 37000 feet, sitting in the window seat of a Boeing 737 headed to KC for Christmas. From up here, the sky is clear and bright blue, and the clouds, far below, look like a blanket of rough cotton. Nice day for a flight.

Ding!

"This is your ...

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Punch Misfire

Well, two days ago, Cheryl and I headed out to Houston for the standard three-month visit to M.D. Anderson. Two days of poking, delivering "vitals" filling out forms, You know, life as a patient:

BTW! It finally occurred to me why doctors call their clients "patients" They have to ...
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