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The music inside you

May 9, 2017

I’m driving and caught up in Joey Ramone’s version of “What A Wonderful World,” grooving on the colors of the trees and the sky, and just having a chance to diver back into this dream of a world, like diving into a solution that is vibrant and throbbing with colors and possibility and undiminished hopes and the lessons of rejection without acquiring bitterness in this exhilarating routine moment that was almost denied me forever. And here I am, singing and laughing.

Then some assclown just pulls out in front of me.

I get mad, shaking my head, flipping up my hands in disgust and muttering, “Asshole, asshole.”

The moment passed.

The song I was enjoying was over.

I let anger take me away from the music.

Then I thought, in our life we have our own music within us, and when we succumb to anger, we get suckered out of ourselves. But if we stay close to the music, instead of getting angry, you can triumph over the moment by keeping the beat of that music, and dance around it, untouched, and in love.

A lesson.


May 8, 2017

Under Trump here’s my new health care provider.





Hey, from now my cancer-treatment is a guy dancing, hitting a drum and rattles and waving prayer sticks and shouting “heal.” I don’t feel any better, but for some reason it started to rain.

Trump violated the Federation

May 8, 2017
Hey Trump! It’s one thing to go against the US Constitution but when you go against Stare Trek’s Federation of Planets! I draw the line
What Captain Kirk said: “Tall words proudly saying We the People. That which you call Ee’d Plebnista was not written for the chiefs or the kings or the warriors or the rich and powerful, but for all the people! Down the centuries, you have slurred the meaning of the words, ‘We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.’ These words and the words that follow were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Kohms as well!”
Yes, when you yang me, I wil Kohm!

Trump violated Star Trek’s Prime Directive

May 8, 2017

Hey, bad enough Trump and Gop doesn’t respect our Constitutional rights, they have alos violated Captain Kirk’s Prime Directive


Pre-existing conditions Trump’s Health Care doesn’t cover: humanity

May 8, 2017

As a three-time cancer survivor we share the same pre-existing condition: it’s called humanity (lacking in Republicans who voted to repeal our future care while keeping not repealing theirs.).

Here’s a pre-existing condition Trumps Health Care doesn’t cover The US Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, INSURE domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

The difference between people with cancer and GOP is we can be cured!

Hey Trump and GOP! I’m one Pre-Existenting condition coming to get you! And they’re are millions of us!

Mort Sahl and the dreams

May 6, 2017

Enjoying Mort Sahl’s bio. One message throughout is affirmation and commitment to articulating his style and vision. That’s what you have to do–commit to a life. Like I was telling someone, “:You neve get in trouble being like everyone else, you only get in trouble when you want to be yourself.” Everyone wants the security of knowing how deep the water is BEFORE they jump off life’s high dive, but what draws people, dreams, admiration, and the founding of courage and determination within to handle sacrifice and rejection, is seeing a person take the dive and not knowing how deep the water is. And it’s in that dive you find out who and what you are. The ones who walk away from it are usually life’s critics. They splash the dreamers from the kiddie pool!

You can see 90-year old Mort talking about his book and doing stand-up on periscope or you can go to Lucy Mercer‘s cool Throckmorton Theater and see Mort perform on Thursdays. You can tell the book’s publication has enlivened him. A joy to see.


The hardest forgive: yourself

April 13, 2017

From going through cancer I get some interesting comments from people. One person said the reason she was going through chemo alone was her friends just couldn’t bear to see her in that condition. My response was simple: I said it sounded like either she needed new friends ort she hadn’t done enough for her friends to make them want to leave their comfort zone to reliever her suffering and that it was time to reexamine. I will say you have to go through some hard thoughts, squeezing through the rebarred-strewn past of regrets or mistakes, and yo9u have to forgive others, but sometimes, when you’re standing in the bright light of self-accusation you have to also find it n your heart to forgive yourself. And the best way to do that is live a better life for your dreams of who you are and for others so you can share the view of a summit. We are born to climb for a better view, baby!