Why Life is a Can of Tuna, One Year On

May 17, 2014
Last June 27, I wrote the diary below. At the time I was on radiation and chemotherapy. Nobody really expected me to still be here in May of 2014, but here I am. I’m on chemotherapy 5 days a month and so far my tumor, against all expectations, hasn’t changed since the ... continued

Invaded by Faerys

April 28, 2014
If you’ve kept up with my diaries, you know that ghosts have been lounging around our apartment. It appears that we’ve been invaded by faerys as well. In the old days, they were feared because, among other things, they were known to steal things, sometimes even people, even babies. The faeryfolk of the past were not ... continued

Ley Lines, Desire Lines–and Easter Eggs

April 22, 2014
For thousands of years in the Celtic world, people understood ley lines. They have a different meaning now, but in those days that these energy lines were the routes that faery folk took in their trooping journeys. Interestingly enough, there is an odd modern equivalent marketing experts call desire lines. They have nothing obvious to do ... continued

Woof!

April 17, 2014
Last May, just before my tumor was discovered, we had a wonderful experience that has let Whitley and I to a new understanding of God–as Dog. Whitley was meditating and suddenly saw a dog from his childhood called Quagmire. Quag was always joyous even though he lived under very harsh conditions and was often struck ... continued

What’s It Like…To Go Through a Midsized Earthquake?

March 28, 2014
We had a 4.4 earthquake here in Los Angeles a few days ago. It woke us both up from sound early morning sleep. It reminded me of the late Roger Leir. He was once working with another surgeon whom I told that I’d once had an operation during which a 5.5 earthquake occurred. Since I ... continued

All Good Things Come to He Who Waits

February 19, 2014
UPDATE! Speaking of waiting, I’m in the hospital after a fall downstairs caused by sudden instability that came about because my ventricular shunt, which controls pressure in my brain, had failed. (This happens to these things. It’s nothing to do with my tumor, which remains stable.) If there is any place that involves waiting, it’s a ... continued

My NFL Addiction: UPDATE

January 24, 2014
The Winter Olympics are about to start and NFL football is about to end. I have to admit that I’m not terribly interested in luge. In fact, this is always a season of regret for me, my favorite sport is NFL Football. I have a special way of watching it. I like to watch it ... continued

Facing the Most Holy Mystery

November 7, 2013
In my present state of life, the question of whether or not we survive death has become of great interest to me. If we don’t, then I’m never going to know, so that doesn’t really bear much thinking about. But if we do, then I have a lot of questions about how to prepare, how ... continued

A Tidy Ghost and a New Adventure

October 17, 2013
Funny about being sick—I find myself more interested in everyday life than in anything supernatural. And yet, ghosts are still wandering through our lives. For instance, a ghost has turned up to help my maid for two weeks in a row. She’s a nice assistant, but she’s nobody I ever knew. At least, I ... continued

The Last Forgiveness

September 15, 2013
Now comes the last forgiveness—my mother, who killed herself when I was seven years old. If I had killed myself when my child was that young, I have wondered, would I feel guilty, looking back from beyond life? I think that I would, most definitely. I would see that what I did created so many ... continued