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The Glass Castle

January 3, 2014


My friend Journalist gave me a book for Christmas. It was called “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. I will confess: it is not the sort of book I would typically pick out for myself. That said I do like to challenge myself from time to time and step out of my comfort zone of […]

I am Ender

November 4, 2013


I saw the movie Ender’s Game on Saturday. The book has been on my “must read” list for well over a decade but keeps slipping off the top 5 due to other “commitments” (aka Wheel of Time). With it being released on 1 Nov I felt I must read the novel prior to seeing the […]


March 28, 2013


Death surrounds me It encompasses me The world looks bright but that’s an illusion See how the edges dim? See the film that covers disease? Hides the truth? One list grows shorter, another longer Day by day, week by week I move people from the living to the dying from the dying to the dead […]

Good Bye Dad and the Hospice Angels

January 4, 2013


My dad passed this morning at 4:40 AM. I was at his side. He was at peace and in no pain thanks to the angels at the hospice unit. We received his terminal diagnosis on the 21st of December and all family members, along with my dad, chose no treatment and weeks of life as […]

One step at at time, $1 at a time

December 29, 2012


‎00:13:00 avg minute/mile pace for today’s 8 mile training run in 27 degrees. On pace to hit my sub 3 hour half marathon in San Antonio next month. Stop by to help in the fight against cancer: One step at a time, 1$ at a time.

The Mayan Prophecy Variant

December 29, 2012


I’ve been meaning to write this post for a week now but so many things have transpired, Christmas among them, and this is my first chance to sit down and really put my thoughts down. It started on 21 Dec, or, the “End of the World” based on some people’s interpretation of the Mayan Calendar. […]

Steps for hope

December 27, 2012


A few days ago I wrote 13.1 Miles: One Step at a Time about what I use to motivate me in training for a half-marathon to raise money and awareness for Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood born cancers. In that article I mention taking steps for those that have survived and those who fought hard […]