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MICHAEL BECKER WALKS WITH PURPOSE

I like people who channel their problems constructively. They’re effective in making me feel like the whiner I’ve always taken pride in.   Michael Becker channels his problems constructively, and he’s a big boost. I found him in a search of cancer memoirs. We’ve exchanged pleasant emails. Have I told him I’m scouting for my […]

CANCER MEMOIR FROM SMART GUY WITH HPV CANCER, AND IT’S NOT ME

  Michael D. Becker wrote his cancer memoir titled ‘A Walk With Purpose.’   By all accounts he’s lived a life with purpose, so the walking with purpose stuff is expected. He walks with purpose, so do you.   So do I. We all walk with purpose. If not we’re just wandering around aimless, without […]

AUTUMN LEAVES, AUTUMN DOGS, BEST TIME OF YEAR

    How often do dogs change my day? Every day.   And it’s not always my dog.   A walk on a trail, a lady with two frisky hounds, and it’s a lively moment.   Just two middle aged people on a hillside in the wilderness. Sharing the wonder of it all.   Autumn […]

Nike Comes To The Cancer Rescue At Knight Cancer Institute

  In the world of sports we hear about teams, players, and the games they play. Even individual sports like tennis and golf have team related conditions. Watch any professional golfer with his caddy discussing the next putt and see teamwork in action.   A cancer team, or cancer treatment team, is the same. After […]

Male Abuse Handled The Man Way Works For Women

    Sports talk star Jim Rome has the sort of face that asks to be punched. He’s that good, my favorite sports personality. And he talks the best smack on radio, hands down.   Even his respectful interviews even sound like verbal male abuse.   I grew up during the reign of Howard Cosell, […]

Breitenbush Retreat: Advancing Forward In Peace

    Tell a conservative baby boomer man about a Breitenbush Retreat and expect to hear:   Yeah, sure, we did it all back in college. Sure, it’s all about whatever. What? Oh sure.   The idea of a retreat is foreign to them now that they’ve hit the years that aren’t so kind.   […]

Lighten Up While You Still Can

    When The Eagles sing Take It Easy, the line that stands out for me is, ‘Lighten up while you still can.’ It’s the same when Jackson Browne and James Taylor sing it.   Baby boomers know how hard it is to lighten up better than anyone. Lighting up too, but that’s another post. […]

Cancer Message Still In The Merck Ad Mess

  Call me a late bloomer. Maybe you are too? My discoveries and enthusiasm come after most things have moved on. But it still counts for something. At least that’s what I tell myself. I’m telling you, too, it still counts, you still count.   I’m late to see the parent shaming ad for hpv16 […]

FAMILY COLLECTIONS OVERLOAD? OFFERUP

    Where is the line between family collections and hoarding? How can you tell when you’re over that line, way over?   In this well researched post on BoomerPdx I will dip into the experience of a Museum Collection Manager for an interview. Readers familiar with such details will automatically know what I’m talking […]

HOW TO NOT SEE THE EVIDENCE

  Stare and compare the evidence. That’s what a telecom pro called the first key to success. Is something wrong? Look at it. Look hard.   Stare a hole in it, then compare it to normal. Normal works across the board. Abnormal, like the brain from Abby Normal in Young Frankenstein, doesn’t work for everyone. […]