Truckin’ Down Under

Having a certain appetite for bucking the system, defying authority, or simply throwing caution to the wind has provided me ample opportunities to quote a line from the Grateful Dead song “Truckin’” a great many times, and even though my music tastes have not changed one iota since listening to the first album I ever [...]

By | November 4th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|70 Comments

Soiled Riches

Would you like a receipt?Soiled Riches   Gas prices continue to climb, Grades conveniently separated Not by a penny, nor a nickel, But by Roosevelt’s face, On that very thin dime.   Global hostages in this game, Offshore and foreign markets reap Riches under their soil While our politicians work the polls This stunted economy Continues to [...]

By | October 16th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Yes, We Still Hold Hands

Good morning.  The ride in this morning included forgetfulness of the first speed bump (only fifteen yards from the front door) which rocked the nonsense out of my first cup of coffee and splashed it up onto the seat.  There’s absolutely no reason my pants should be wet this morning from coffee but fortunately I [...]

By | October 11th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

Real Women Drink Beer

I sit here this morning on my own.  It’s a peaceful Saturday morning and all the girls have retreated to their own agendas for the day.  I filled the back of the SUV with all our recyclables earlier and drove our youngest to her place of employment and headed over to the recycling [...]

By | September 22nd, 2012|Petaluma|104 Comments

Dream On

Friday afternoon found us in possession of some premium parking as the sun had already removed the shadows on the streets of Petaluma of all the pedestrians who had either left the Petaluma High School football game early or were looking for something else to occupy their time. ¶ The Trojans lost their 3rdgame in [...]

By | September 9th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|0 Comments

Shaking the Magic 8-Ball

The rewards of an attentive family (and network) are tested regularly for breast cancer patients.  In our case, the same reward is tested for our breast cancer survivor as our survivor’s medical team weighs in with their ideas on new tests to ensure her breast cancer has not spread. ¶ This [post] is only a [...]

By | August 28th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Petaluma|0 Comments

Our Moment of Truth

How do we deal with the moment of truth when it arrives?  Do we know it’s coming? Are we ready to answer that expected or unexpected knock on the door when it does? ¶ It’s really early morning here along the river and moments ago I heard our daughter’s alarm clock sing out.  Her moment [...]

By | August 26th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

The 7,000 Club

Originally posted on Papa’s blog: “Cancer … We “CAN” Beat This": About a month ago I placed an excited phone call to the first of Bonnie’s Beautiful Booster’s (Mary) to let her know she was the 6,000th visitor to this blog.  Mary was also the first of Bonnie’s friends to make the trek across country [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

Off the Grid

It’s early Friday morning and I find myself in an odd situation as my location is one in which I am not at all used to.  With three years under my belt living here along the Pacific rim there’s been a steady diet of 40 hour workweeks and very little time to sit back and [...]

By | July 20th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|0 Comments

We’re in Good Shape

From time to time I’ve littered this blog with baseball metaphors, and as the Major League Baseball season begins its second half of the season I thought perhaps this would be a good time to provide predictions for the second half, though without a crystal ball I will just count on hope and optimism as [...]

By | July 12th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments