Blessings & Gratitude on Christmas Day

Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess. Max Lucado Christmas is a special time. People's traditions vary but for many it's a time of family and friendships, gifts and celebration and worship. For many it's also a time to take stock and enjoy a moment … Continue reading Blessings & Gratitude on Christmas Day

My Cancer Jouney Has Begun

Well I'm finally off on my journey. The train has left the station. Getting to this point required that I research this strange land, learn the language, plan my route and book my tickets. As I write this I've finished the first week. I started radiation last Monday and will continue every weekday afternoon for … Continue reading My Cancer Jouney Has Begun

Mindfulness, Happiness & ‘RAIN’

"Don't fret. Everything's going to be OK." That's a helpful advice for someone, isn't it? Yeah, sometimes. But sometimes not. I read a commentary last week in the Wall Street Journal about "toxic positivity." Elizabeth Bernstein wrote that "forcing ourselves or others to always be positive can be harmful to our well-being and our relationships." … Continue reading Mindfulness, Happiness & ‘RAIN’

Beautiful Holden Arboretum

Two years ago David and I spent a truly delightful day at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio, east of Cleveland. It was a beautiful, clear and crisp Sunday afternoon in October. I wasn't retired yet and was swamped in work, so I never compiled and posted this blog entry. Better late than never! Apple Maps … Continue reading Beautiful Holden Arboretum

When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

My diagnosis came on September 1st: Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. Before I go any further, let me assure friends and extended family hearing for the first time that I'm in no immediate danger. To the best of our knowledge the cancer is contained and has not spread. Doctors believe we've found it early enough that … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

David and I attended Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience here in Cleveland today. It is truly extraordinary! I've never experienced anything like it. Whether you're in or near Cleveland, or want to come visit our fine city, you need to see this. The Cleveland exhibit has been extended through February 6, 2022, and tickets are … Continue reading If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

Our July 4th Day Trip

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I have enjoyed a pleasant holiday weekend. The neighbors came over for drinks and conversation Friday evening and we got together with old friends and gay activist comrades on Sunday. It was good to gather with friends again, maskless, and even hug! We also watched The Celluloid Closet … Continue reading Our July 4th Day Trip

Remember When Cars Were Cars?

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I attended the 63rd Annual Ohio Regional CCCA Fathers Day Car Show Sunday afternoon at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron. It's always fun and brings back memories of days past when I could tell you every make and model. I've long since forgotten this information. If … Continue reading Remember When Cars Were Cars?