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MESA ARIZONA, CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

    Where are you right now? Do you wish you were somewhere else?   Instead of working on the wish list of where you’d rather be, take a good look around.   You may be in the center of the universe, like Mesa Arizona.

MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt2

    First thing you’ll need is a new hat. Pick one, maybe two.   Once you get into the swing of things you can adjust.   Not a hat person? You are now.

WRITER TRAINING: PACK HEAVY FOR #writertraining

  Writer training is more than a classroom, more than paper and pencil, fingers and keyboard, more than listening.   It is sweating and struggling and wishing you’d made a different choice. Not about being a writer, but about those damn books.   The importance of jamming writing books into a heavy duty backpack, heavy […]

CANCER TREATMENT: 5 THINGS I KNEW BEFORE STARTING

    I will submit to the cancer treatment sequence of events that may or may not do what is predicted. Like a lamb to slaughter, I would submit to whatever it took to kill the shit out of hpv16 throat cancer.   In the writing world we all dream of that one ‘YES’ that […]

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 […]

CANCER ROOM: BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES

The biggest motivation for writing a cancer room memoir like ‘LICKING CANCER, The Full Response’ is paying tribute to the people I met in there.   From staff to patients, it’s a team focused on the same goal, until it goes off the tracks, and it does in one way or the other for everyone. […]

Writing Advice To Colin Kaepernick From Boomerpdx

    Who is writing books, or more accurately, who writes books that people read? A book no one reads is like a tree falling in the forest when no one’s around.   Does it make a noise?   One thing we know for sure, Colin Kaepernick has made a noise. By not saying anything. […]

Men’s Poll Question: Your Wife’s Old ‘Friend’ Calls To Catch Up?

What’s the best approach is the question of the boomerpdx Men’s Poll Question?   When one of your wife’s college day boyfriends calls to catch up after a couple of decades, and she tells you about it, then what?   MAN #1   I wouldn’t think the question would ever come up since my wife […]

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 […]

FEAR OF FAILURE COLLECTS REJECTS

  Fear of failure is the biggest concern in life. Across the board. For everyone whether they’re aware of it, or not. Heart failure in a hospital brings a Code Red, Code Blue, a code color that brings the crash cart cavalry to start humping and pumping a patient back to life from their flat […]