Fathers Day Observations

Last Sunday was Fathers Day and I did a fair amount of thinking about fathers in general and the fathers in my life in particular. Men take a bad rap in parenting because their testosterone gets them all balled up in work, discipline, competition and power. Plus, since they have a less prominent role in…

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Weekly Excerpt: My Cancer Story Continued

Read previous post My Cancer Story. The next morning I report for surgery at 5:00 am. Surgery is always scheduled at ungodly hours so you can be even more miserable than you already are. I was wheeled down to radiology for yet another mammogram. Only this time they poked a wire into the site to…

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Weekly Excerpt: My Cancer Story

One week before my daughter’s wedding, my cell phone rang as we wheeled into the mall parking lot to shop for a rehearsal dinner dress. It was my doctor. “It’s malignant and we need you in here immediately!” Now what would any rational MOB do? I have no idea. But I told my doctor I was…

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Weekly Excerpt: Reinvent Your Look

Let me just say – they needed work. Over the course of centuries (20th and 21st) I’d packed on a couple of extra pounds – 40 to be exact, which would be perfect – if I was just nine inches taller. To compensate, I’d adopted a quasi-maternity fashion statement specializing in baggy, tent-like couture with…

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What will your legacy be?

We’re in Croatia, Split to be exact. The tower rising behind us marks Roman Emperor Diocletian’s ginormous retirement palace. Built around 300 AD huge sections of it still exist with medieval and modern structures added on top of its giant storage cellars. BTW the Romans used egg whites to make the mortar sticky and it…

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