Category Archives: rumination

Damning Dismissal, Shoving Aside Superiority

Sadly, I feel I must preface this to say that this is not a joke and I am being 100% sincere. I say this because what comes next may surprise or even shock some of you who knew an earlier … Continue reading

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On language, What is Exactly Being Said (and Could it Actually be Harming Us)

Effective communication is essential for living well with others. I am pretty sure I can get unanimous support and agreement on that one. One of the most important parts of communication is listening to other parties one is communicating with … Continue reading

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Fear…. of Dying

Once again, she has been given a clean bill of health, although with cancer that never means anything (you are only pronounced cured of cancer when you die of something else). – Ken Wilber, Grace & Grit So…. Here is … Continue reading

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On Cynicism, Sarcasam, and Sincerity

So it occurred to me recently that this blog is near absent the sarcasm/cynicism which I am fairly well known for. I would be lying if I said this was intentional. I would also be lying if I said it … Continue reading

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Writer’s block, the Immobility of Illness, and Where to go from Here

Ever since my surgery last October, I have been fairly silent here. Not totally, but enough to have made me wonder: will I ever update my blog again? This was by no means for lack of want or even effort. … Continue reading

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Ten Things

To help keep me in good spirits these days, a huge task as I wait for my cancer biopsy results (of which I heard nothing this past Friday, and am now expecting to hear something on Monday), I’ve been listening … Continue reading

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The Big C?

Getting the News: In his Thai inflected English, he said, “it looks an feel cancer.” as he pinched the ping pong ball sized growth under my right arm. It hurt and brought tears to my eyes as he squeezed it. … Continue reading

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Needing Balance

Along with the Hyperbaric treatment, I also sought out an ayurvedic kidney specialist in Chennai. This meeting did not bode nearly as well and my Hyperbaric adventures under glass. Actually it was a far more pleasant experience, just without the … Continue reading

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Faith

Religion does not hold a monopoly on faith. It is possible to have faith in people doing the right thing, whatever that maybe. Most people enjoy the faith that they will wake up tomorrow. Etc, etc… It permeates all aspects of our life. Continue reading

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The Oracle at MUNI

So yesterday something sort of incredible happened. I am still trying to figure out what actually happened and what, if anything, it means. But let me set the stage. And trust me, it’s a good stage. I rode the MUNI … Continue reading

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