Category Archives: Reflections

My thoughts on various subjects

Ballabajoomba Poetry Slam

This is my tale of Scheherazade.  It was the first night, the opening of the Ballabajoomba poetic season, and a powerful introduction to poetry slam.  Fourteen poets took the stage with eleven competing.  They faced judges chosen randomly from the audience who … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Summer Part 1

As mentioned a few posts ago, I’ve been reading Ray Bradbury this summer.  I started with books/collections yet unread.  First choice was The Cat’s Pajamas.  Published in 2004, all but two of the stories were new to print.  Here is … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury

In case you didn’t know, Ray Bradbury passed away last week at the age of 91. Although my young heart doted on fantasy, my closed mind opened to science fiction through his storytelling. As many were, I was forever altered … Continue reading

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Gall Bladder Surgery Part 2

No surprise, I didn’t sleep much the night before the surgery.  I don’t know when I was actually up, but I was officially out of bed to shower by 4:30 a.m.  We were off to the hospital, and of course, … Continue reading

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Gall Bladder Surgery Part 1

I can imagine some of you reading the title and thinking…what?  So here is the short explanation.  Very early tomorrow I will have my gall bladder removed. The longer story is that for a couple of years I’ve had an … Continue reading

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