A Day Like Any Other

“Today is a day like any other” … I am willing to bet this phrase is almost never spoken by a cancer patient and their support system.  For obvious reasons, we [cancer patients] worry, struggle, question, and sustain constant inner turmoil for a resolution to the current situation.  Today, unfortunately, is not like any other [...]

By | April 14th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

The Treasures That Prevail

Original post can be found in Papa’s new Blog entitled “Finding Inner Strength” dedicated to the Men’s Cancer Support Group. -------------------------- I sit here this morning listening to the lyrics of a song I have listened to perhaps more than a thousand times.  My music tastes have not changed in the past forty or so [...]

By | April 11th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|1 Comment

Celebrating Life

It’s not that life’s not particularly exciting, it’s just tiring and can be exhausting from the runarounds, the excuses, the thirty minutes provided by the evening news, the elected officials we no longer have trust in, etc., etc.  All of which would be perfect fodder for a topic to blog about.  I don’t have to [...]

By | April 5th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

Welcome Back PINT NIGHT!

According to Wikipedia, the “pint” is a unit of volume or capacity that was once used across much of Europe with values varying from state to state from less than half a litre to over one litre.  Within continental Europe, the pint was replaced with the metric system during the nineteenth century.  However, in the [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|Family & Friends, Petaluma|1 Comment

Petty is NOT Pretty

Taking the high road.  The oddest thing happened the other day at lunch.  I was in line with my friends when I overheard the couple directly in front of me having a discussion about breast cancer.  There are few things I can wax poetically on and breast cancer oddly enough just happens to be one [...]

By | March 28th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

A 300-Mile Post Card

The sun is starting to show some promise here along the river. Some much needed sun I might add and as the ladies continue their slumber I think back on a weekend that started this past Wednesday.  A truly glorious way to start the weekend by walking out of the office midweek and kissing it [...]

By | March 24th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Not in The Doghouse

Bonnie and I love to wander.  The gypsy blood in us causes us to uproot every now and again from we’ve hung our hats comfortably for a period of time to go out and find a new horizon.  These days we’ve reserved our “wandering” for the weekends and there’s one place on our “to-do list” [...]

By | March 21st, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Welcome Spring

Spring ahead … Fall back … Whatever the reason It’s time to enjoy This brand new season … A time for hope A chance to start anew Spring is the green light Waking the krokuses Waking the blossoms To come on through … Whatever the reason It’s time to enjoy This brand new season. Peace, [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Petaluma|0 Comments

Hope is Not an Illusion

When I first heard “television was nothing more than an optical illusion” I immediately dismissed the notion dismissed the notion and no longer listened to anything my biology teacher had to say; which included his normal course of instruction.  So here I am now, working on some quick math, and actually realizing thirty-five years later [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|0 Comments

Accept, Adapt, and Ask

There’s roughly ten minutes remaining in regulation time during this afternoon’s matinee hockey game between my beloved Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals.  The Bruins were/are the NHL Stanley Cup Champions after surviving three game seven matchups before setting the town of Vancouver on fire when the Stanley Cup itself was presented to the Bruins [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|Cancer Support Group, Family & Friends|1 Comment