Our Morale Compass

It’s Friday morning here in California.  A marine layer of fog has covered the morning sunshine.  The windows are open and the breeze coming into the office is most welcome.  The Rolling Stones are on the IPOD with an explanation on “scraping that shit right off your shoes …” There’s no telling what Mick was [...]

By | June 29th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|0 Comments

Cellular Memory

I normally arrive at our monthly meetings for the Finding Inner Strength Together (FIST) group about 40 minutes or so before things begin.  This time is normally spent with Cindi to discuss the topic of the day.  This is the time when Cindi gives me a brief of sorts of any new members to the [...]

By | June 8th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

The Side Effects of Breast Cancer

You have already become aware of this blog’s theme, and that is to keep things positive, uplifting and rewarding.  This morning when I awoke there was a piping hot cup of coffee on the bedside table.  As I rolled over I heard the television already on with Bonnie’s favorite weekend program which is anything related [...]

By | June 3rd, 2012|Family & Friends|0 Comments

It’s Got to be The Buckhorn!

So with five  months worth of calendar pages tossed to the side like the scraps from last night’s dinner I thought a checkup on our New Year’s resolutions would be in order.  Unless you offered your resolve to me I would have no way of knowing how well you did in keeping that promise to yourself.  [...]

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

The Arrival

“The best style is the style you don’t notice.” – Somerset Maugham The below was originally posted in "Cancer ... We "CAN" Beat This!" The Cheney family is comprised of five units; Bonnie, Paul, Taylor, Logan and LuLu.  At the dawn of each new football season we start the BPTL football pool which is a [...]

By | May 23rd, 2012|Family & Friends|0 Comments

The Rear View Mirror

“Writing is a struggle against silence.” – Carlos Fuentes Below was originally posted on the Finding Inner Strength Together (FIST) blog: I was thinking of our daughters this morning during my quiet commute along Bodega Drive.  It’s relatively easy to allow your mind to wander when your transit does not include the business end of [...]

By | May 15th, 2012|Family & Friends|0 Comments

I Can Dream … and I Will

“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” – Anais Nin So where in the world have I been, right? Perhaps that’s been the question of the day when you’ve searched for a new post, or perhaps my ego is so bloated I just assume you’re sitting there [...]

By | May 10th, 2012|Cancer Support Group|0 Comments


“Writing is a struggle against silence.” – Carlos Fuentes Below was originally posted in “Cancer – We “CAN” Beat This!” Since the last post, and yes I realize it’s been a while since I’ve provided you with the thoughts of this wayfarer, I’ve spent time out on the lake with my long time friend Andy, [...]

By | April 27th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

Improving Our Outcome

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe” – Gustave Flaubert Below was originally posted in the Husband’s Support Group – Finding Inner Strength: I assume we all watch the local news in the evening, perhaps we even watch the world news when we’re finally home.  The jacket has been hung [...]

By | April 19th, 2012|Cancer Support Group|1 Comment

Never Lose at Home

“Never lose at home” – yes, another sports metaphor.  I’m sitting here tonight watching the Boston BRUINS and Washing Capitals in the first round of the NHL playoffs.  Our youngest daughter Logan is in the kitchen preparing tonight’s meal and my bride rests on the couch under her favorite blanket while the men of both [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments