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My Tattoos

I have never secretly desired to have any part of my body tattooed, and certainly I have never voiced a hankering for such an intrusion onto this aging body of mine–actually I think the process is a bit on the silly side. 348 more words


Radiation Treatments

I was able to report during my follow-up visit with Dr. Chan a few weeks after my last chemo treatment that I was feeling well, very well, in fact. 441 more words


Lying in Weight . . .

The term “lying in wait” means the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise. Why this title?  My “weight” has kept me hidden for a long time. 497 more words


Repurposed Soles: Shoe and Sock Drive

Phi Theta Kappa honor society is collecting gently-used socks and shoes to donate to members of the homeless community in Clark County and the greater Portland metro area. 203 more words


Great Progress? Fuck Kaiser and Donald Trump

This is a guest post written by my smarty pants friend Patrick Glenn. It’s very serious.Bet you have to look up at least one word. Learn something people!  794 more words

Family Fights to Keep 2-Year-Old Son on Ventilator in NorCal Hospital

Tubes and wires crisscross Israel Stinson’s little body in the heart-wrenching video. Moments after the 2-year-old is tickled under his arm, Israel appears to move slightly on his bed in a Northern California hospital. 992 more words