Fear: 4:30am

No, I am not paralyzed by fear. But it is 4:30am in the morning, when I should be asleep.

Instead, here I am, writing a blog article. Simply laying there in bed staring at the ceiling does no good. Maybe writing down my thoughts will let me get a ...

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Silly Conversations

I like to engage my fellow human beings in conversations that take them to unexpected places. Most of the time, it gets a laugh!

7-11

My local 7-11 store has a really annoying doorbell that goes "ding-dong" whenever the door opens. I was standing at he counter, staring at an ...

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On Not Learning New Things

In my last post, I talked about my life long passion for learning new things. What happens if you decide not to live that kind of life?

Note

All of this is pure conjecture on my part. I do not really know how to live this kind of non-learning life ...

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Learn Something New Every Day

What did you learn today? Did you intentionally (or accidentally) step out and look at something new today, and learn something in the process? I try to do that all the time, and I suspect I have been doing that my whole life. I have no intention of stopping!

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The Shell Game

You know what a shell is, right? I seem to remember getting my first good look at a shell when I spent a summer on my Grandfather's farm in southern Missouri back in 1960. (I also remember the Beatles hit the world that summer as well. That was all ...

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De-Tubing

Yesterday, Cheryl, Cousin Bill, and I headed back to Houston for another evaluation. This time it was to see how my eating and drinking was progressing following surgery.

We had a 1:00pm appointment, so we headed out at 8:30am. That gave us enough time to make the required ...

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Dancer's First Night

I have wanted to tell this story for years, but never took the time to put it together. Unfortunately, some of the names are lost in the fog of time. The event happened about 35 years ago.

Pony Creek

My good friends, John and Jayna, own a farm where we ...

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Valuing Life

Today I start a post-stroke life. Suddenly the questions become different. Strokes are sudden, often no-warning, events. You do not really have much to say about when or if they will hit. We will be working with our doctors to come up with a plan of attack.

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Vision Tests

Yesterday, Cheryl and I visited our GP doctor. This guy was recommended to us my Austin "top doc", He is pretty cool. He worked as an ER doctor for many years, taught ER procedures for many more years before he decided he just wanted to be a doctor. He knows ...

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Tumbleweed

Here is a stupid story for you, written as we wait for an MRI about my vision issues tomorrow, and after cousin Bill just got back from asking some questions at our new fire station a couple of blocks away.

I started thinking back to the last time I even ...

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