Monthly Archives: January 2013

Regrets (I’ve Had a Few)

But on the other hand, there are some things I don’t regret at all. To wit: In 1981, an acquaintance whom I’ll call Binky had recently inherited a sailboat and proposed that I and my girlfriend at the time help … Continue reading

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Ten Measures to Deal with the Gun Madness

I know people who own guns. They’re OK, I suppose; some hunt, others target-shoot, others still are persuaded they need firearms to protect their property and family though none, to the best of my knowledge, have ever been threatened in … Continue reading

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Many Causes, No Cures

“Do you smoke,” asked The New Doctor (TND). I said no, I quit some 15 years ago when I gave up my beloved pipes, tampers, tobacco pouches, reamer, two kinds of tobaccos mixed just so, and the little fuzzy wire … Continue reading

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Assessing the Vehicle

A long time ago, someone told me my body is just a vehicle that gets me from point A to point B—or maybe I read that in some New Age book. Nevertheless, it’s an image I can live with, and, … Continue reading

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Well, Crap…

Well crap. The cancer is back. Again. A test done this morning shows several small recurrences, and another surgery—or two—are imminent. What bothers me more, I think, is the fact that the nasty cells seem to have spread. I was … Continue reading

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The Comics

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve found refuge in the comics. As an adult, particularly when I’m down (I’ve decided to stop whining, effective now), I can still get a little suspension of belief by turning to what … Continue reading

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Friends in Medium Places

I don’t have friends in high places anymore. I did, many years ago, when for a brief period I found myself hobnobbing with the high-and-mighty. In time, I discovered these relationships were at best transient and, honestly, brought little to … Continue reading

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