Category Archives: Health

Hold Hands and Stick Together …

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life – learn some […]
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On Being A Friend …

It’s been about a week and a half since my last post, and Brenda and I have spent much of our time this past week doing the Christmas thing. That’s been good for her and it has taken our minds off much of what has been going on as we waited for our second visit to the […]
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What Ever Happened to DIRTFT?

What did ever happen to DIRTFT (Doing It Right The First Time), anyway? So, no quote with this particular post, more of a rant from me on DIRTFT. It’s been a few days since I have been here, but then it’s been a busy week.  Brenda had her surgery last Monday, and in an earlier post I […]
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Insert life in the middle …

The quote above gave me much pause for thought the past few days. It actually comes from a poem that my oldest son wrote and then delivered to my Mom and Dad at the 50th anniversary party that we threw for them of 10 years ago now. It’s such a beautiful quote, and is part […]
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Promise Me You’ll Always Remember ….

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin to Pooh  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BQuI5b22o The quote above comes from the much loved children’s character Winnie the Pooh. Author A. A. Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children’s poems. There […]
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You’re Not Alone …

Arguably, these may be the three important words to say to a newly diagnosed cancer patient. I am sure that this would be questioned by many, but for me, these are my three most important words to Brenda as we face what is to be.  We had our “big day” this past Thursday that I alluded to […]
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The Big Day, Today …

Today is one of our big days. We meet with my wife’s surgeon today to discuss the options that she has facing her next. So many people use that expression, whether they have just had a big day or hope to have a big day sometime in the future. It could mean many things to different people, and […]
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Advice from Helen Keller ….

PROLOGUE Wow … this is amazing to me … as a little side note, I was sitting at the computer this morning and wondering if the blog that I began so long ago was still here or not. You see, some life altering experiences have been affecting the life of my immediate family, and they gave me cause to […]
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