Monthly Archives: April 2014

Today’s Observation

True stature isn’t size, it’s confidence–even if it’s just appearance. DrDan  04/18/14  [I was renting skis yesterday and the tech looked me right in the eye and asked, “What are you, six-two?”  I smiled.  “No, five-eleven.”  Go figure.]

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“An Ocean of Wonder”

I was such a good-looking little boy (no way I’m posting a picture!). Just imagine: a skinny eight or nine years old, hair buzzed to sandpaper bristles—thanks, Dad—glasses with lenses so thick that I had perpetual bruises on the bridge … Continue reading

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Today’s Observation

The heart may want what the heart wants, but it’s never been known for clear thinking. DrDan  04/17/14

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“Clear Thinking”

When I graduated from college, I had it in my head that I wanted a motorcycle. I’d had one for a short time during my freshman summer, but I wasn’t making any money and had to give it up. In … Continue reading

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“Blood Moon”

“Blood Moon”   In night’s brittle stillness, beneath snow’s white comfort, furtive movement of betrayal. Startling explosions of freezing sap— suspend, quicken heartbeats— silence darts from seed to seed. Above—whispering wings carry Beak, claw, Rending death.   Daniel J. Cox … Continue reading

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“Back in School”

I had the pleasure this morning of speaking with a Creative Writing class at Creighton Prep.  Fun to be back in a classroom again for a while (and not have lesson plans to write, papers to grade, meetings to attend!). … Continue reading

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Today’s Observation

You need to learn to love yourself. If you’re lucky, you’ll spend quite a bit of time together. DrDan  04/15/14

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Sometimes I am reminded just how dangerous an education can be. Learning is the vehicle that can carry the human race far into the stars or deep into every imaginable hell, both literally and figuratively, but it’s the figurative that … Continue reading

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Today’s Observation

Remember that one place where everything is right where it should be, if even for a few minutes?  When the time is right, go there, no matter what else is happening.  You owe it to yourself to hit that “I … Continue reading

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“Not My Memories”

He seemed to be rising, but he could be falling. There was no direction. It might have been that the sleep was simply sloughing from him like snakeskin, revealing consciousness. He didn’t remember falling asleep. He didn’t remember…. Sand. Now … Continue reading

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