Category Archives: Life

Posts about life, travel and fun, mostly overseas, but not the “missionary” part of it all…

Enough To Drive You Crazy?

I renewed my driver’s license yesterday here in Puerto Princesa. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal to you. Perhaps you think there is no adventure involved in such a mundane, routine activity. Allow me to fill you in. … Continue reading

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The Change… it is a’changin’

Okay, a quick post. Something happened to me yesterday that would never happen in the USA. (Wow, you’d think I was, y’know, in another country or something!) I was shopping at the pharmacy. Well, actually it was a “generic” pharmacy (they … Continue reading

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My Dad Died

my dad died one nightwhen I was 15the unwanted phone call’s shriekripped the night in twomy whole life gushed from the raw woundpooling red on the floor at my feetcoagulated, then held me faststicky like new flypaperlife stopped then and … Continue reading

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For Vic Harris

Victor,I’m here again.Are you glad?Your mouth contorting(was that a smile?) witheyes shaking frantically,head on institutional pillow,turned to me,tremblingwith the strain of simplest movementonlyfor the briefest momentbefore collapsing backto that position you’ve heldfor over eight years now. Victor,your eyes are open.Do … Continue reading

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What Do My Hands Remember? (part 3)

Here is the third and final installment of “What Do My Hands Remember.” Thanks again to writer friend Luis for the inspiring writing prompt!Feeling Schroeder Die Under the Water… I Was the Grown-up NowThere comes a time when you realize … Continue reading

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Flying Me Crazy

Airline travel has changed. After a few recent flights on a unnamed carrier, I ran across this news article which sums it up… Airline passengers were recently surprised to board their plane only to be charged a “seating fee” before … Continue reading

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What Do My Hands Remember? (part 2)

Here is the long-awaited (dreaded?) second installment of “What Do My Hands Remember.” Thanks again to writer friend Luis for the inspiring writing prompt! Sliding the T-control of My Craig® Cassette PlayerMy hands have one more memory of technology, one … Continue reading

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Vote for Weird Al!

Elections are crazy in any country. So much at stake for the candidates. So much at stake for the voters. A population faced with incredibly important decisions about which they vehemently disagree. Serious stuff. I think it is the very … Continue reading

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What Do My Hands Remember? (part 1)

My friend Luis is a writer. He posted this writing prompt on his Facebook page and I got inspired. He said to write “What Your Hands Remember.” So I got to thinking, and realized my hands could pretty much tell … Continue reading

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Taxis, Kayaks and the Cross

FLOODED WITH MEMORIES… Today would be my mom’s 91st birthday. So my mind is drifting back through lots of memories, thankful for having a mother like her. Also thankful that Donna and I are safely back home in our dry … Continue reading

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