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Category: My Personal Journey
Two Brothers Walk China’s Great Wall End-to-End
This updates and replaces a post from August 8 2022, a few weeks after the journey described here had first begun. The Lindesay brothers, Jim & Tommy, have now completed their 3,260 kilometer traverse along the entire length of the Great Wall of China, walking and jogging the whole way. They documented their journey in … Continue reading Two Brothers Walk China’s Great Wall End-to-End
My Liberal Turn
I became a socialist in the early '70s before attending college. While never a member, I've been involved off and on in different capacities with the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (SWP) ever since — until last spring. In April I broke off my connection over political differences. This has led to a series of letters, … Continue reading My Liberal Turn
A Day to Remember a Lifetime of Memories
Souls tend to go back to who feels like home. N.R. Hart This past Friday is a day I will long cherish. My college friend, Wendy, lives in Australia now but comes back home to the states from time to time. We last saw each other before the pandemic — too long! Freed now of … Continue reading A Day to Remember a Lifetime of Memories
Missing the Point: Meditation, Rumination & Journaling
I've come to realize that 2022 has apparently been a very hard year for me emotionally. A series of big events have apparently thrown me for a loop: a life-changing political upheaval in April, a distressing family hospitalization, and several months of chaos & disruption with two home renovation projects. I didn't fully appreciate the … Continue reading Missing the Point: Meditation, Rumination & Journaling
Sadness, Beauty & Friendship on a Summer Weekend
Life seems so busy these days with constant activity here. As friends are probably tired of hearing, we've been having our kitchen and two bathrooms redone. We coming up on eight weeks and are growing weary of contractors, noise, dust, cooking in the laundry room and garage, and doing dishes in the bathtub. Demolition was … Continue reading Sadness, Beauty & Friendship on a Summer Weekend
Exercising the Gratitude Muscle
Some time ago I started keeping a Gratitude Journal. My intent was to pay attention to the good things and be happier. I do everything electronically so I installed the Thankful app on my iPhone. There are other apps, or I could have used a note pad or paper journal. Even a matchbook. The medium … Continue reading Exercising the Gratitude Muscle
My Cancer Journey Post-Radiation: A Happy Ending?
This post from February 24 is revised to include an Addendum following my first post-radiation blood test and exam on March 18. The results are very promising as you'll see at the end here. This afternoon I completed my 45-day regimen of daily external beam radiation treatments for prostate cancer. Amazingly, most of the side … Continue reading My Cancer Journey Post-Radiation: A Happy Ending?
Life as a Succession of Moments
I woke up this morning in a reflective mood — a good mood. As I was journaling this morning a theme emerged. Like most everyone, I think, I have my share of regrets and disappointments: Things in life I wish hadn't happened. Things I wish had happened. Things I did or said. Things I didn't … Continue reading Life as a Succession of Moments