I Survived to See Another Christmas. Isn’t That Amazing?

Posted January 9th, 2013

It was late Friday afternoon. It was shortly before the end of the day and the start of the Christmas holiday. The hours flowed by like frozen maple syrup. It was finally the end of the day, and the end of the work week, the start of the long weekend.


Death

Posted December 18th, 2012

I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in closer to the screen so no one else will see it. You will die. There are few accurate predictions I can make about you. Maybe only one. But this is it.


Contrasts

Posted November 2nd, 2012

About three hundred miles to the northeast, my sister was being prepped for brain surgery.  She was in a Boston hospital…


Sidelined

Posted October 16th, 2012

I’ve done it again. Pulled a muscle in my back. Maybe three or four times a year, I make a bone head play and end up communing with a heating pad and an ice pack for a while.


It Really Doesn’t Matter

Posted July 30th, 2012

Senator McConnell has stated that addressing the fact that 45 to 50 million Americans have no health insurance is not a priority for the Republicans.  Translation: Republicans won’t be spending any time or energy on the issue because they don’t care.


I Hope You Find Jesus, Brother

Posted June 28th, 2012

He was on the short and stocky side, blond hair and short cropped blond beard. He wore sunglasses, a thick, stylized wooden cross around his neck, tan shorts and a black shirt.


@#$% Doctors and Hospitals Did That Really *%@@ed Me Off

Posted June 25th, 2012

Hospitals are places where great efforts are made to save lives. They can be almost magical places. Sometimes, the magic just isn’t there. I have great respect for doctors.


Will You Be My Number Two?

Posted April 7th, 2012

Like the best selling children’s book states, everybody poops. It’s really an amazing process, if you think about it. You can ingest just about any food (and many non-foods, I suppose), your body will take out of it what’s needed, and get rid of the rest.


Welcome to Machine

Posted March 21st, 2012

The inside of the circular opening of a CT machine. It obviously wasn’t new, a little grimy and stained. There was a familiar red light coming from the laser. I knew I shouldn’t look at it, so I closed my eyes. I had been asked if I’d had a CT scan before. I said I’d lost count.


Speech

Posted February 6th, 2012

Nine years ago, I was in a very dark place. The only thing keeping me going was the light at the end of the tunnel. At the time, I didn’t know if the light was real or a mirage.