The doctor was reading the list of yes or no questions to me: Do you ever experience sinus or facial pain? “Wait a minute! Did you just ask me if my face hurts?” He glanced sideways from the clip board barely turning his head, and in a timid voice, as if unsure his words should be audible, he answered with that old punch line, “It’s killing me.”
My prostate surgery was almost seven years ago. We’ve continued regular PSA testing since then and the results have always been, “undetectable.” In reality, undetectable is actually detectable, but if the number is less than 0.1 ng/ml, it is considered undetectable. The voicemail with my December test results relayed a 0.15 score and a, “please […]
The van is due for an oil change. It’ll wait. I should dehaze the headlight lenses, but that can wait. I really need to organize the video’s I’ve been transferring from VHS, but there’s no time for that now. There are leaves to rake, gutters to clean, and power steering to find and install in […]
When I told her dad how quick that car can get around the track, he indicated that was fitting – quick like Sauvie. He asked if it also jumps a lot. Actually the car does jump a lot, how did he know that?
I don’t remember crossing the line, I’m sure it was a slow accumulation of things beginning with reading glasses and hairs turning gray. Now I am a grandfather, older and wiser; but the wisdom that comes with age seems to be discounted by occasional forgetfulness. No one really cares about what I have seen, done, […]
I took my Radio Controlled car, a Losi Short Course Buggy, when I visited my brother at the coast. He has a Traxxas four wheel drive R/C gas truck. I love the big fat tires on it. At the beach, I was quickly putting parking lot dirt and debris in the air with the wheels […]
The treadmill is a four minute rodeo, with the Arena Director and Flagman standing close by. My legs were getting heavy and my arms were getting longer, but I made it to the horn.
I suggested that if we wait, wood grain Formica laminated cabinets and green Formica counter tops and back splashes will be in style again – and we will have the genuine article.
Although our grandkids live far away, their parents generously include us in their lives through emails, pictures, videos, video chats, cards, finger paintings, and more. We get to peek into their activities and watch them grow. We get to celebrate achievements. I love to see the ways our kids love their kids. I wondered out […]
Usually quite stoic, Dan let out a hearty chuckle. He appreciated that dark humor enough to recount it later at the restaurant with the five of us at the table. We all enjoyed a good laugh (though some politely tried to resist), not over the inevitable end of my life, but from stumbling upon a little sarcastic humor in the situation.