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Don’t Mess With Grandpa

I'm getting older. There is far more sand in the bottom of my hourglass than the top. I don't need a calendar to tell me this. I know it in my body.

Recovering from Trauma and the Reinvention of the Self

That's a cheery title! Hope I haven't frightened off too many people. I just read a book entitled "Surviving Survival" by Laurence Gonzales. It is an interesting read on what happens after people have endured traumatic events or extended traumatic... Continue Reading →

Surgery

Warning... contains some medical graphics and discussion of medical affairs - not photos. Shouldn't be a problem but some people get squeamish about surgery or talk about hernias.   Today I went in for surgery to fix an inguinal hernia. ... Continue Reading →

The discovery of my new family.

I was adopted long ago, when I was 3 months old. At the time in Michigan, the adoption process is conducted with secrecy comparable to the Manhattan Project. I suspect the FBI might be able to crack the secrecy but… Continue Reading →

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

    I remember my days in high school with more than a little bitterness. My adolescence was in the late 60s and 70s. This was post "sexual revolution". We can thank the pill, Playboy, Cosmo, and Helen Gurley Brown... Continue Reading →

Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear... Continue Reading →

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. If you are thinking "What a wonderful day to... Continue Reading →

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