We went to get the results on Monday and were told it is stage 2 cancer, SEEMINGLY contained within the prostate, which is good. I did NOT anticipate news that good based on his other symptoms. He will be having the prostate out in a few weeks, hopefully to remove all the cancer. Thanks so much for the kind words everyone.
I hope everyone else is well.
Love to you all . . . you're really great friends.
I got a call from my father a short while ago to let me know he had just returned from the doctor's office. He has Prostate Cancer, and will go on Tuesday for more extensive testing to determine the stage and whether or not it has spread.
This morning, the early pre-dawn sky had a peculiar orange-brown sepia tone washed over dense storm clouds. Rain poured from the skies against the backdrop of rolling, expanding sound of bone-rattling thunder. With only the dim light from the window, I slipped into the shower. Hot water and shadows enveloped me as I bathed in silence, feeling an uneasiness in the air this morning. Now I know why.
I am hoping for the best. He is 78.
I just found out that my short, "Interpretive Writing" piece, Fine' is going to be published! I am excited beyond words . . . this is the first piece I have ever had published.
I got away with my family this weekend to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. We had a great day. My 10 (almost 11) year old son rode the Loch Ness Monster for the first time. It was his first coaster experience that took him upsidedown - two intertwined loops. We rode 7 times!
My 13 yr old daughter enjoyed a lot of the rides including Da Vinci's Cradle. It was about a 14 hour day with driving.
At the end of Close Encounters, a girl comes out of the mothership with the Navy pilots from flight 19 - it is Mulder's sister.
One of the government workers at the base checking her in asks: "You aren't on our list of the missing. Are you from the future?"
She answers: "No. You are from our past."
It's all based on perspective, and the stories are intertwined through several key characters.
A man goes into work, hears people talking about someone who passed away – women talking on the phone – “Did someone pass away? Patty sent an email saying there was a sympathy card out for everyone to sign. Maria, check and make sure it isn’t me, ha ha. No, I have no idea who it is.” It turns out to be him - the man in the next cube who is typing and barely listening…
A depressed man (with hyper-acute senses) passes by an attractive woman, brushing into her – we see them meet and have their lives together filled with happiness and warmth, closeness and love, drama and pain – the ending shows the same original scene again with them brushing together – the man is shaken from a trance by a friend who was with him – the whole thing was a psychic vision, and not real.
"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." - C.S. Lewis
“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.” -Robert Frost
"It's not who you are underneath . . . it's what you do that defines you." - Rachel Dawes, Batman Begins
"Stubbornness is a virtue if you're right. It's only a character flaw if you're wrong." --unknown
"The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance." - Robert A. Heinlein
"Knowledge is power, and understanding the past can only help us in dealing with the present and the future." - Harrison Ford, at his induction into the Archaeological Institute of America
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. The really great make you feel that you, too, can really become great." - Mark Twain
"We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship." - C.S. Lewis
“Little by little, one travels far.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
"In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us." - Jay (Jay and Silent Bob)
"A true friend stabs you in the front." - Oscar Wilde
“I once saw a forklift lift a crate of forks. And it was way too literal for me." - Mitch Hedberg
"Bishops move diagonally. That's why they often turn up where the kings don't expect them to be." - Terry Prachett
"Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate..." - Terry Prachett
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
"I write because I want to have more than one life."
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. " ~ E.L. Doctorow
Jedi is to deer as jedi are to deer.
“Cui prodest scelus, is fecit.” - "The one who derives advantage from the crime is the one most likely to have committed it.” ~ Seneca
"To be great is to be misunderstood." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein." ~ Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. " ~ Ray Bradbury
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin
"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers." ~ Logan Pearsall Smith
"Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." ~ Mark Twain
"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." ~ James Michener
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." ~ Anton Chekhov
“Easy reading is damn hard writing." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Proofread carefully to see if you any words out." ~ Author Unknown
"A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer." ~ Karl Kraus
"Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." ~ Gene Fowler"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." ~ Graycie Harmon.
"What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window." ~Burton Rascoe
"The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys." ~C. Astrid Weber
"It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write." ~Sinclair Lewis
"An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere." ~Gustave Flaubert
"Imitation is the highest form of pissing me off. Quit stealing my content and violating my copyright." ~Jen T. Verbumessor
"The word enthusiasm means 'the spirit within.' "
"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough"
"One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” - Joan of Arc
"A friend of mine used to do a stand up bit about how picky they are at blood banks when you're donating. They ask so many questions : What's your name? Health status? Where'd you get the blood? Why's it in the buckets? Nag , Nag , Nag."
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."- C.S. Lewis
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
" I'm having a thought here." - Captain Jack Sparrow
"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something."
"Don't go to bed angry... Stay up and plot your revenge"
"Therapy is expensive, popping bubble wrap is cheaper, you choose"
"Disney Land: a people-trap operated by a Mouse"
"I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than drive with Ted Kennedy"
"Success is not the result of Spontaneous Combustion - You have to set yourself on Fire first . . ."
"Vegetarian: Indian word for lousy hunter"
"If it's not one thing, it's your mother"
"Jesus is coming. Look busy. "
"Born to party, forced to work"
My anger management class really pisses me off.
"I had a life . . . but my job ate it."
"My ability to give a damn has been outsourced to a Call Center in India."
"It's been lovely, but I have to scream now."
"Don't steal. The government hates competition."
"I tried carpooling. The chlorine ruined my paint job."
"I don't have issues, I have subscriptions."
"Life isn't always about learning how to survive the storms, sometimes it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
"First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!" - Ray Bradbury
"I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose." ~ Stephen King
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” ~ Josef Stalin
"If you want someone to think of you - sleep with them. If you want someone to obsess over you - deny them."
"Seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already."