Category Archives: Life is Interesting

Signs can be weird, movies can be weird, the deli-counter at any Martin’s is always weird. Sometimes Life works in mysterious and melancholy ways.

Happy Feet & Joyful Hearts

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending a family reunion in York, PA. Actually, the “family reunion” was the Big Swing Thing, a celebration of swing music and dancing at the Valencia Ballroom, and the only person … Continue reading

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On Guard

I was watching an old Western recently, I think it was called, Battle at Feather Creek. Maybe it was Feather at Battle Creek . . . No, that one’s about a pillow maker in Michigan . . . No, it … Continue reading

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Taking it All to Heart

I mentioned at the end of yesterday’s post that there is a definite emotional component to having heart-surgery. I could write at length about several strong emotions that I have experienced already, but one is fully formed. That I was … Continue reading

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A Heart-felt Week

Well. This has been an interesting week. On Tuesday morning, an incredibly skilled surgeon, Dr. Vinay Badhwar, was snipping at a floppy flap in my heart using a robot, then placing a titanium ring around the problematic valve to keep … Continue reading

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Hearts and Hours

The last night I spent in a hospital was early March of 1957. I checked out of my mother and into the hospital on March 1st of that year and I’ve never been back since. That streak is about to … Continue reading

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Don’t Nail Your Laptop Battery In Place

I recently bought a replacement battery for my laptop and I happened to glance through a small foldout entitled, User Manual. There, I came across some admonitions that I did not think needed to be put in writing, chief among … Continue reading

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Repost This Or Else

Keeping in touch with friends through Facebook is one of life’s little pleasures. Among life’s great irritants are the Facebook posts that demand I repost something as my status or else I am not a true friend; or I am … Continue reading

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