Posts made in October, 2016

My Wobbly Bicycle, 123

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Archive | 4 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 123

This post is about meditation and the writer/artist, but I have to get in this plug first:   The launch of My Wobbly Bicycle: Meditations on Cancer and the Creative Life, was just great. We had 40-50 people there and sold lots of books. Please buy one for yourself and for a friend. Every dime of the sale price (not just profits) is going to the Health and Wellness Suite of the Cowell Cancer Center in Traverse City. You know this already. Sorry to keep saying that. But do buy books.   Okay, at the launch, someone asked a question I’ve been mulling over how to better answer ever...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 122

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Archive | 2 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 122

The hospital is a self-contained, alternate world. It doesn’t take long to forget the other one. Except for Trump. He’s here, also. He says he’s not going away so easily. A few hours here is like a day. A day here is like a few hours. A day watching TV is like a lifetime.   I am sitting in the hospital room with Jerry, who’s just had his second dramatic back surgery. He had more rods and screws inserted, and some space cut in the spine to let the spinal column breathe without pinching. He’s in pain, but we’re encouraged that it’s good pain, leading to better...

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