Passing the Baton


I remember my teenage son coming into my home office one afternoon. I was working on a piece of software and what caught my eye is he sat down in the only other chair in the room. This rarely ever happened, teenagers being teenagers, so I stopped what I was doing and turned my wheelchair to face him.

“I’m thinking about joining the army,” he said. Continue reading

Ten Off


Back in the early 90’s a coworker and I decided to rent a sailboat for a week. We both took all but one shift off (that’s the breaks when you work in the medical field). This is one trip I shall never forget.

The day came and we made the short drive to Annapolis Maryland to where the sailboat was moored in a slip. On the way we stopped to pick up beer, soda and some snacks. When we got there, we had to park a good ways from the boat. Fortunately, they had a cart there we could use to transport the snacks and beverages to the boat. It took 2 trips to get the stuff down to the dock. Continue reading

Self Made or Not


My sister sent the picture above to me today.

Every one of those statements applies to me. Some of them more than once. Every one applies to her as well. Perhaps that’s why in 98% of cases we would both have the same reaction to a situation or question.

But in my opinion, being self made isn’t just about the statements above. Continue reading

Dog Tired


The picture above is how I’ve felt the last couple of days. I’ve been going through a period of heavier fatigue than normal. I’ll get through it, but it usually take a few days.

To everyone that has been reading, I really appreciate it.

It may be a couple of days before I can comment on those posted that I haven’t already. If I thought I would comment more than a line or 2 then I passed today. I’ll get to them, I promise.

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The Urge To Fix It


What is it about folks that gives them the urge to fix it, even when the thing in question perhaps isn’t broken in the first place?

A very good example involves my brother. Don’t get me wrong, I love my brother. He’s a great guy with a good heart and is intelligent despite occasionally not thinking things through. Continue reading

Bless the Children


I remember years ago, while working in Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), I was told I had a patient to see in bed 5. Part of assessing his needs involved checking his history in his chart. While reading through, I discovered that the boy was chronologically fifteen years old, but emotionally and intellectually he was at the 12 month old level. Continue reading

Be a Pepper!

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in:

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But I’m game. This will be a lot of fun I think! Join the fun!

It starts on November 1st and runs for 30 days. 30 posts in 30 days (1 every day). It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 sentences, a 50 word poem or a 100 or 1000 word prose piece. Click the image above for more details.