“You’re charging me a ‘refracting fee’??”

Time for a new pair of eyeglasses. Even after two cataract surgeries and ocular implants, I still need eyeglasses for close-up work. You know, like trying to see through a camera viewfinder, or inserting latch hook yarn into a canvas. So I contacted my usual ophthalmologist, Dr. Gesshoo. And as you know from reading my…

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Why I support Primal Your Local Butcher (and so should you)

FTC Note: At no time did I request or receive any compensation or discounts from Primal Your Local Butcher for this blog post. This blog post is written by me and is of my personal opinion. Last Wednesday, a story broke in the local media that a local ophthalmologist visited a local butcher shop in…

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Sometimes we all need a “good guy” moment. I just received one.

Saturday started out wonderful. And it ended up as one of the worst days of my life. I shall explain that story by telling you another story. Mike Lent was a classmate of mine at Hamilton College, he was an ’86, a year behind me. He was a fun guy, great for conversation, the kind…

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A Prayer of Hope for Alan Mansfield

In 1983, I discovered the New Zealand / Australian rock band Dragon. And fell in love with them. I played their hit song “Rain” on my college station practically every hour on the hour. When I wrote for Goldmine magazine, I begged the publisher to allow me to interview members of Dragon for a feature…

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Things that weigh 25 pounds (and one thing that doesn’t)

You know what weighs at least 25 pounds? Two bowling balls A good-sized watermelon A two-year-old child Half of a bag of mulch Five bags of sugar 30 cans of soda At least two car tires Three gallons of water Two large bottles of laundry detergent A standard box of reams of paper A frozen…

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