Monthly Archives: October 2012

You’re Kidding,Right….

So it’s 10 a.m and time to wake Daddy up to go to the doctor for some blood work. The appointment is 11:30 so we should make it with ease.  I have learned over time that it is better not … Continue reading

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You Put Me Here

An old Middle Eastern riddle ask ,” What animal crawls in the morning,walks upright in the daytime,and walks on three legs at night ?” The answer is man. Morning being a reference to our days as a baby,daytime obviously when … Continue reading

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I wonder , as I’m sure many do , what really is waiting on the other side ? I know it will be glorious. But as I watch my fathers decline in this world I can not but imagine what … Continue reading

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Brevity

Stay with him until I get there.These are the words my brother spoke to me on the phone after his son had been air lifted to a hospital with head trauma he received in an auto accident.He knew without doubt … Continue reading

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The Hazing

I had just arrived at Ft. Bragg about an hour ago. Standing in my room in the barracks , looking out the window I had never felt so alone. An unexpected knock brought me back from my pity party. I … Continue reading

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Angels And Blessings

In a previous post , A Tenuous Thread , I described some of the experiences during the four days after my nephew was in a serious automobile accident. While immersed in drama and trauma it is difficult sometimes to see … Continue reading

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And The World Smiled

I wrote this some time ago but an obituary in the local paper brought it to mind. I thought I would throw out again in memory.   I worked at a psychiatric hospital in high school assisting insane doctors giving … Continue reading

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The Door

I woke with a start bathed in sweat from the dream Slowly I looked around silently I screamed Surrounded by walls, no windows or doors A low ceiling above and below cold stone floors What is this place? What have … Continue reading

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A Tenuous Thread

I originally posted this in October when my nephew was involved in an accident that left him with severe enough injuries to warrant brain surgery. He is fine now but for a time he was knocking on heavens door. I … Continue reading

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morning with mom

A few days ago I was sitting at the table with Dad while Mom was flittering around the house doing Mom stuff. Mom stuff usually involves cooking or chemicals. The chemicals should be expounded upon because they are of particular … Continue reading

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