Tinkering with Time – Living with Lymphoma Week 100 Plus

Everyone wishes they had more control over time. We wish we could go back and change the past, have more time for the things we love in the present, and peer out to see what the future holds. I’ve found myself manipulating time this week. And I’ve managed all three of those things. I’ve been […]

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Fun Friday writing quote of the week – not sure where that came from… Have a great weekend. CMM

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Retrospective Reminiscing – Living with Lymphoma Week 105

It’s that moment you realize March has rolled around again. For you it may bring thoughts of spring flowers or warm weather to get outside. Maybe you’re Irish or you just take your Shakespeare way too seriously. For me, it has a little more meaning. It’s the second anniversary of Living with Lymphoma. The days would […]

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Creation of the Day – Jan 20th

My work on the fantasy novel continues apace.  I can see the final miles of the road ahead – most of them filled with small additions and shuffling scenes around a little.  The path from dull to vaguely interesting has been long and full of head-bashing moments.  But then there are days where a tiny […]

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I’ll Be Worth Saving – Living with Lymphoma, One Year of Remission

One year of Remission. That’s what the scan said.  It’s great news, right?  My Oncologist had a big smile on his face, The Lovely Bride and I went out for a celebratory dinner, and as usual – I was left questioning everything.  Searching for perspective in a sea of other people’s joy.  Wandering the desert […]

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One Road, Two Directions – Living with Lymphoma Week 75

Retrospection & Consideration. Back or forward – which is the best way to look? There hasn’t been much time for me to look back.  And when I do, the things I see are strange. A guy on an Acoustic Neuroma Facebook group I belong to recently solicited positive things people had gone on to do […]

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Green Courage – Living with Lymphoma Week 54

This article is for all us people dealing with illness.  Cancer patients, survivors, my fellow Acoustic Neuroma warriors – anyone fighting the good fight. I want you all to ignore the healthy people.  Just for a few minutes.  Let’s stop thanking them for everything.  Let’s stop offering them advice and understanding on how they to […]

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Using Creative Time Wisely

Remember the Knight scene in the third Indiana Jones movie?  “He chose poorly.”  That is exactly how I feel at night these days. My days are filled with the normal stuff I do – working on the novel rewrite, teaching the foster dog things, blogging for our foster dog plus a couple of others, watching […]

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Fantastic Ideas (always arrive just before I fall asleep)

Does your mind work regular hours?  Can you convince it to be productive on the job, then leave you alone for a while? Or do you hit your head on the toilet and dream up the Flux Capacitor? I’m a raging insomniac, anyway – especially since my brain surgery – so I usually spend the […]

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Endings and Beginnings – Fantasy Novel Update

The new year is upon us.  No, this isn’t going to be another “New Year” post.  I hate those. As everyone else is beginning new goals – reading books, losing weight, eating healthy, getting in shape – I’m working on an ending.  I’m near the end of the “Junk Draft” on my fantasy novel.  My characters […]

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