Category Archives: Adventure!

Boring Man Goes to New York

There are, it seems, 10,000 blogs in English talking about various mental illnesses. Mine is one of those. Of course, I want to talk about other things as well, with an emphasis on sharing my experiences in midlife dealing with … Continue reading

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Me and a tree

In the backyard there was a pine tree.    Where I used to sit on the roof. The tree is marked with an arrow. The pool was not there when I climbed it. On the trunk, some branches had been … Continue reading

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Walking out of my comfort zone

Some things you just do. Because they mean a lot to your wife. Even though going downtown on a (good God!) Saturday morning and marching around for two miles is NOT my idea of a leisurely way to start the … Continue reading

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Was that really me?

Well that was the weekend that was (bonus points if you get the TV reference). Seriously, I don’t even remember this My 35th high school reunion has come and gone and there is much to reflect upon. First, I had … Continue reading

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Up on the Roof

Just don’t sniff the sewer vent On the roof it’s peaceful as can beAnd there the world below can’t bother me I probably shouldn’t have done it, but I did it. And I don’t regret it. One fine summer day, … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are

“A little to the right. . .perfect!” (part 2 of a series, see part one here: Every Picture Tells a Story) OK, this photo was taken a little before 1970 but in the same general era. And that’s not my … Continue reading

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