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Beneath Cancer’s Shadow

It is February now. My summer trips are over. I no longer watch the blue-footed booby dart through the crystal blue waves to fish. I no longer hear seal lions frolicking on the beach in front of our hotel. As I look over my calendar, I note that I have no job and nothing planned…

Lady Luck

I’m not much for gambling.  When I play blackjack or craps in Vegas I take out a set amount of money to gamble with and consider it my entertainment money for the weekend. If it runs out I don’t take out any more cash to replace it. I don’t rely on “getting lucky” or “winning big”.…


I just spent three weeks on a whirlwind trip to the United States. During those three weeks I spent time in four different cities, slept on seven different mattresses, carefully seated myself aboard eight different airplanes, and visited over 35 friends and family members. Each visit transported me to a different time in my life,…

Stepping Away from the Classroom

Hi readers,
Here is my latest blog post. It is a little long so bare with me. As the blog states I am transitioning from a life as a teacher to one as a writer, so I am looking to expand my readership. Please share my blog with anyone who might be interested or anyone who has been through something painful and might appreciate my words. Please also feel free to comment on the actual blog itself, rather than on facebook, as it helps the blog to get more attention. Your support means a lot.