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Do not go gentle into that good night vs. Stoicism

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the […]

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Hear. See. Get Slapped.

As little by little air steals water, so praise dries up and evaporates with foolish people who refuse to change. Like cold stone you sit on a cynic steals body heat. He doesn’t feel the sun. – Rumi There are only three ways to learn something – to hear it, to see it, or get […]

Numbness, XBox, and Business

So maybe I slipped up or maybe I didn’t. The thing is is that my fingers and toes are numb. Completely numb. Why? Probably because I added a medication to my cancer treatment called DCA which is ruthless and causes these sensations also known as peripheral neuropathy. Is it permanent? I hope not. But that’s […]

ASYMETRY IN RELATIONSHIPS

ASYMMETRY IN RELATIONSHIPS   “Hey, you need to change your attitude mister. You can’t talk to people like that, you need to be nicer, you need to be more patient, you need to spend your money smarter, you can’t do all the things you want.” You need to change this and this and that. Sound […]

Taking the Logical next (Rogue) step. Chapter 2

High school slowly but surely came to an end. I began receiving college recruitment letters for football junior year and continued throughout senior year. Recruitment letters from Brown, Princeton, Cornell, Northwestern, UCLA, I can’t recall the rest. However, my parents somehow talked me into going to Abilene Christian University where I had no scholarship (although […]