Tag Archives: Mercy Cancer Center

Like a Ping Pong Ball

Sometimes I feel like a ping pong ball. Just when I think my direction is fixed, and I know where I am going, something happens that sends me in another direction, Just like a ping pong ball, my emotions feel … Continue reading

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My Oscar Speech

Well … no, I haven’t received an Oscar, nor even an Oscar nomination, but if I had, here is what I would say: Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is awesome! Seven years ago, I never dreamed I would … Continue reading

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An Ode to Friends and Family

Technically this is not an ode because an ode is a poem, and I am not much of a poet. This is, however, a note of honor, which is what an ode truly is. So here goes. Melanie and I … Continue reading

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Dangerous Waters

 Arkansas hosts one river with world class rapids. I stood on the banks of Cossatot Falls shortly after I moved to the state over twenty years ago. When I visited, the river level was low, still, the falls were impressive. … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

Robert Burns in his famous poem, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough” about a farmer plowing through a mouse nest in the field, says in verse 6: But little Mouse, you are not … Continue reading

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