Perhaps I’m pregnant seems a bit strange coming from a 72 year old man. But you know, writers continually search for the next metaphor. It’s like getting up in the morning and wondering whether you will have toast, bagel and cream cheese, or maybe a breakfast bar and a strong cup of coffee. When aContinue reading “Perhaps I’m Pregnant”
Category Archives: Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory
A get your attention book
Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory is a beautifully written, powerful book about two men from different centuries who are struggling with memory. One is struggling with his own memories; the other is working to define and codify what memory is. These two stories, however, are more about the soul journey of each man. Larry’sContinue reading “A get your attention book”
Hey funny man, show me your pain.
Robin Williams, John Beluski, Chris Farley, Freddie Prinze: all funny men who chose to die. Robin was my favorite. His improvisational skills had no boundaries, as he hurled funny lines fast and furious, seemingly from a place where few have ventured. These comedians, ambassadors of humor, sang lyrics meant to tickle your soul, while sufferingContinue reading “Hey funny man, show me your pain.”
Be kind, if you dare.
Holiday season, new year, time to reflect on my past and ponder what lies ahead. I’ve had good years, and some that would make your skin curl. Many years of therapy, that’s what I’ve had. Some painful, as I struggled with days gone by, but the effort led to the enjoyment of being alive. LearningContinue reading “Be kind, if you dare.”
Wanna help someone?
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Truth? You have to work at it. 2nd. Edition
Every election cycle is filled with thousands of political ads chocked full of deceit, half-truths, and the kitchen sink. Most of the time I click the mute button on my remote, waiting for the political garbage to disappear. But as bad as they are, they work. I thought it was time to rerun a blogContinue reading “Truth? You have to work at it. 2nd. Edition”
Heart of Darkness: physical & sexual abuse
News release: An NFL player hurls his fist into the side of his finance’s face. Down to the floor, that’s where she fell – out cold, like a dead fish on a frozen shore. Man wanted sex, wife refused. Man head butts wife, broke her nose, punched her in the face, and threwContinue reading “Heart of Darkness: physical & sexual abuse”
Come dance with me.
It’s always there to some degree, mocking my every move. A jig, a waltz, maybe Chubby Checker’s famous twist, or a seductive embrace as we move across the floor — my dancing partner, my pain. Maybe it’s sharp, a get your attention pain; a boxer’s jab; possibly an unrelenting tooth acne; or a sustained, never-ending pain.Continue reading “Come dance with me.”
On Thursday I met with my surgeon — yada, yada, yada
You might recall that I’ve written about my back problems before: two herniated disks in my lower back, successful surgery, months later I have pain in another location of my back, yada, yada, yada. (In case you don’t know, yada is code for “more bullshit”) After having an MRI on my back, I met withContinue reading “On Thursday I met with my surgeon — yada, yada, yada”
God told me that I needed a “buzz.”
It’s been a long time since my last blog, maybe two weeks or perhaps a month. As most of you know, I’ve been struggling with back pain. In January 2014 I had surgery for two herniated disks in my lower back. Surgery was successful, pain disappeared. I probably should add that the pain leading toContinue reading “God told me that I needed a “buzz.””