11/24/17 Expectations

I started yesterday’s Thanksgiving Day with expectations. I woke up with them. I had expectations for a good night’s sleep on Thanksgiving eve. Not realizing that particular expectation, I got to watching documentaries on YouTube. I have had, as of late, a keen interest in India’s poor and the Hindu caste system which contributes so…

11/24/16 Thanksgiving Day 2016

As a favorite holiday, Thanksgiving wins hands down! It even trumps Independence Day, which not only is the day we celebrate our independence as a nation, it is my birthday. Still, Thanksgiving wins. It’s hard to get too excited about anything in July in Mississippi, it being a sweltering oppression of humidity, and knowing that…

10/14/16 The Horns of a Dilemma

There is the old expression, “Caught on the horns of a dilemma.” We’ve all heard it before. It’s as if a dilemma is an entity unto its own, having horns like a bull in the ring with a Matador. It’s not just one horn he must avoid…there’s two of them. Though there’s four dangerous hooves…

11/27/14 Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. I have said so before, and I hope to say so again. It has been ever since I had my first one right after my CLL diagnosis in 2008. It’s remarkable how a cancer diagnosis will change one’s mindset. So many things, once urgent, have taken a back seat…