Week 6 – Graduation

This week I “graduate” from the proton program. In addition to an official certificate (!? OK….), I also got a little pin with a symbol on it that is relevant to the science of proton particles (which I think is cool). Friday is my last treatment appointment but Tuesday was my final evening social event […] more



Week 5 – Another Bar Napkin

I’ve always intended that there be more than one Bar Napkin Book. I envisioned it as a series of short, to-the-point, practical guides on a whole bunch of topics that anyone with 2-3 hours could learn and apply. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy with other projects to get another Bar Napkin together, but if you […] more

Week 4 – Proton Sabbatical

Seventeen times I’ve laid on this table, the plastic mask fitted over my face, waiting for the table to stop moving and the beams to be lined up exactly right, so the techs can leave the room. There are some people who find the mask so claustrophobic that they have to be sedated or put […] more

Week 3 – Something to chew on

Loma Linda is unique among the universities, schools, and hospitals I’ve been a patient or a student at. It’s a private religious-based institution and while they aren’t overtly evangelical, the presence of religion and God is obvious – especially if your background is public universities. There are good things about this. The patient care and […] more

10 things I’m afraid of

Have you heard that podcast where in each episode a person details the top 10 things they are afraid of? It’s funny, enlightening, and full “ME TOO!!!” moments.  I wanted to join in the fun, so here’s my version of “the 10 things I’m most afraid of”. I’m writing these down in no particular order […] more

Week 2 – Live well, be a bad ass, find a rhythm

Last week I dumped the grey and black water tanks on the motor home BY MYSELF before heading home last Friday. Like a bad ass. Perhaps you are surprised to hear that this was even worth mentioning.  Let me ask you, would YOU make any effort to actually learn how to do this if by […] more

Week 1 – Write Something

Note: This post was written on Thursday (yesterday) and posted today (Friday).  “Write something”, my Bujo says for today, and so here I am, writing.  All the days from Friday through yesterday blend together right now in a way that it does not seem melodramatic to tell you “I am *temporally lost right now”. In […] more

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