Category Archives: life & death

More Dirty Talk: Death & Dying

Recently, I’ve posted a couple of blog entries about death & dying. For “The Dirtiest Word I Know,” I included a doodle about our dread of a Black Hole of Death, which prompted a doodle buddy to ask if I … Continue reading

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Parentheses

“Mike’s dead.” The phrase echoed down to the depths of my soul, not just when I first heard the news, but every time I heard it and every time I had to say those words, breaking the bitter news to … Continue reading

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Top of the World, Tom

RIP Tom Petty, October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017… I got a room at the top of the world tonight. I can see everything tonight. I got a room where everyone Can have a drink and forget those things That … Continue reading

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Still Here — Still Aging

Granny sent me this birthday card once: It’s your birthday — so, you’re a little older…      (inside) SO WHAT?! So’s everybody else! Still one of my favorites… Tomorrow, September 24, is my birthday — I will celebrate turning … Continue reading

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The Dirtiest Word I Know

Shh! not so loud — someone might hear! this must be whispered, secretly, furtively, the dirtiest word I know: Dead. Oh sure, we can be dead tired or dead broke or dead on our feet or dead to the world, … Continue reading

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Farewell 2016!

The end of any year automatically prompts reflection. With the deaths of so many well-known and beloved musicians, movie stars, and celebrities in 2016, many of us look forward to the coming of the New Year with great anticipation — while still trying … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t We Get Hitched Over Labor Day?”

As I understand it, that was Dad’s ever-so-romantic proposal to Mom back in 1949, delivered in that fine Austin dining establishment, Jake’s, a burger & beer joint. It worked. On September 3, 1949, Nora Dell Massey married Leonard Keith Buller. … Continue reading

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