Archive for "Apr 2009"

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After laying in bed for the better part of the last two days, physically I am feeling much better. I guess the doctor knew what he was talking about and rest really was all that was needed. While lying there however, I started thinking about some of my favorite things (If you really want to, […]

If I didn't have something to obsess about, I'd go crazy!

The subject line was uttered by my very own goddess. Yes, that would be my wife I’m talking about, and as far as I’m concerned, she is pretty close to perfect. My wife is one of the most caring, wonderful mothers you’d ever hope to meet. She is also a fantastic wife, and if I […]

Groundhogs and their shadows

Don’t feel great tonight. Been a long not so great day. For some reason this poem I wrote about 20 years ago came to mind. Well poem is too kind. Anyway, since I didn’t start blogging until after groundhogs day, here it is. Groundhog’s Day When monkies fly, and green blood flows, and fluff lives […]

How are you feeling?

Earlier tonight I was talking with my wife and I had an epiphany. I, like everyone else, have of course heard the old stereotype that men are more logical and ladies are more emotional. Although I have seen the reverse of this true on more than one ocassion, most people I know, of both sexes, […]

Who said you can't have it all?

Have you ever found yourself in a reality that you never dreamed of? In 1998, I went through a nasty divorce. Enough said, other than I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Afterwards, I wasn’t much fun to be around. At that time I had a day job, but I also owned and operated […]

life should be in black and white

Do you like classic movies? No, wait a minute. I don’t mean movies made in the 80’s that are somehow now appearing on AMC. I definitely liked AMC better when it didn’t accept advertising. (However, they do provide entertaining horror reviews on the website thanks to Mr. Sigler.) No, I mean real classics. Movies made […]

A way with words… (part 2)

As I mentioned in part 1, my father is also an amazing orator. He has a way with words that make people want to listen to him. It isn’t that he has a volumnous vocabulary or public speaking credentials. Like my grandfather before him, he has led a straightforward hardworking life. I think perhaps the […]

A way with words… (part 1)

I was reading an article yesterday about New Zealand’s ANZAC Day, and it struck me that I have my own fair share of special remembrances. I come from a long line of verbal people. If you’ve been reading this blog, that really shouldn’t surprise you. Some of my earliest memories are of my father and grandfather […]

What about Weather Child… NOW?

As any of you that have been following my blog know, since my very first blog post (here), I have been, passionately advocating the publishing of the novel Weather Child by Philippa J. Ballantine, a brilliant “new” author out of New Zealand. New is a relative term considering Ms. Ballantine has previously been published by […]

Once in a while, life can be a pain in the…. throat?

If you have read the about me section, you might know that at least part of my life has been devoted to the martial arts. I have studied the two particular styles for close to twenty years now. I have owned my own dojang and have taught the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do and […]

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