Archives in Category: Things to Ponder

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GBC

Don’t confuse GBC with GNC, a chain of stores offering dietary supplements to enhance your life. I presume that means vitamins, health drinks, and protein powders.

GBC stands for “Great Book Club”; and, while it definitely enhances one’s lifestyle, it

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A New Crop

Over the fifteen years that I’ve blogged, I’ve written about T-shirts from time to time. It’s not about their fabrics, which have stayed fairly constant all this time.  There’s cotton, linen, and polyester as well as various blends of these

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Marsh Girl

I just finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing, the current wunderkind of the NY Times’ Best Sellers List. It’s been listed Number One for weeks; no, months.

Bottom line: I liked it. A lot. It’s a perfect summer read. A

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One Sentence, One Song

It’s a scientific fact that time accelerates as people age. And over the past fifteen months, my life sped by so fast that two of the pleasures I enjoy most – thoughtful writing and heartfelt piano playing — literally fell

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Feelings

I’m one treatment away from reaching the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel or grabbing the brass ring on the merry-go-round. It’s an achievement I’ve worked at for almost six months total; and, truthfully, it feels

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Up or Down

I don’t know what’s magic about the number 33, but that’s the number of radiation treatments I’m scheduled to have.  According to Earl, I’ve finished 23. But according to my calculations, I have ten to go.

I wondered

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One Day

Today Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincided. It’s the first time in over seventy years. The New York Times noted this with great hyperbole, as if you must celebrate one event by ignoring the other. I disagree. Why not celebrate

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Midpoint

Today was the midpoint of my radiation sessions, so I brought cookies for the staff.  I won’t say it’s all downhill from here, but it felt good to reach the half-way mark and still have minimal side effects.

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Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Originally we planned to host some Chicago friends in our home for the game. But weather dictated otherwise. So Earl and I shall be watching LII by ourselves and probably won’t give it

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Casualties

The noun “casualties” often refers to people killed in a war or seriously affected by some extraneous situation. Cancer is certainly in the latter category, especially if one dies from it.

I am not in that position, but I still

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