Posts in category Life journey

A Day at the Theater: “Spider-Guy”

I haven’t been to live theater in years so I thought it was about time to try the local theater scene here in Tucson, Arizona. The Gaslight Theater presented “Spider-Guy,” a take-off on the “Spider-Man” hit movies. It was hilarious. The company of actors were from the local area and were superb. I don’t know […]

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More Surgery–personal essay

On Tuesday, I went in for another round of surgery.  I can hardly believe this chain of events since I turned 65.  First, it was gallstones.  When the surgeon looked inside, she saw a cyst on my left ovary, so I had it checked with ultrasound.  Unfortunately, it was a complex cyst with a lot […]

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“Gallstones, Part 3”

I had laparoscopic surgery for the removal of my gall bladder on Thursday.  All went well and I am in the recovery stage.  I have had some pain and nausea, but I hardly know I’m missing an organ…except for the five holes in my abdomen, that is. My sister and I got to the surgery […]

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“Gallstones, Part 2”

I met with the gall bladder surgeon on Monday.  I call her Dr. K, mainly because her name is really long.  She knew exactly what I was going through since she’d had gall bladder surgery as well, but she also added that the symptoms I was presenting could represent any of ten different problems.  She was […]

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“Welcome to Medicare–You have Gallstones”

At the beginning of April, I qualified for Medicare.  Yes, I’m that old.  And for my birthday, my sister bought me a beautiful cake from the grocery store.  It combined a Boston Crème Pie with a strawberry shortcake and it was delicious.  Unfortunately, I woke up at 2 in the morning with acute abdominal pain. […]

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Holiday Greetings

This will be my last blog of the year.  I’ll start up again on January 6, 2014. I can hardly believe that this year is over.  I started the year spending three weeks in February in New Zealand on a “Lord of the Rings”/ “Hobbit” tour of the film sites (hosted by Red Carpet Tours).  […]

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“Nelson Mandela” 1918-2103

Instead of my usual attempt at blogging, I decided to devote this one to Nelson Mandela.  I never met the man, but I’ve heard of him for most of my life.  He lived in South Africa, a country far away from the U.S., but his impact was felt worldwide.  At first, I heard of him […]

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“Theresa Caputo: The Experience” A Live Event

For those of you who may not know who Theresa Caputo is, she’s a medium who can communicate with the dead and stars on her own TV show, “The Long Island Medium.”  I’ve watched her for many years on a number of TV shows, and this was my first opportunity to see her in person. […]

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“What’s in a Name?” by Henry Louis Gates Jr

“Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition” by Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz, University of Vermont, was obviously written for classroom purposes and I have the ninth edition published in 2007.  I’m not sure what level it was for, surely it was way after I was in school, but I found the essays to be […]

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“Understudy” by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen has compiled a series of essays in a book called, “Living Out Loud” (1988).  I will review them to extract what I feel are the most salient points for me.  Not only are her essays a representation of her writing, but they also provide some interesting insights on life. As a working mother […]

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