Beers All Around

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The fourth was with me yesterday as I had a follow up appointment with my doctor, in his words “no detectable disease.”

I’ll take it.

The wife of a late friend posted on my Facebook thread “Beers all around,” something Matt would post regularly as he returned from his scans. Sadly, we lost him a couple of years ago.

Speaking of beers all around, today is Cinco de Mayo. Which is not Mexican Independence Day. Look it up, it will do you good.

However it is Yom HaAtzmaut, which is the national day of Israel commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

I’d like to visit Israel again some day.

And Mexico as well, for that matter.


Seems like we have fifteen days of slowing down the travel and not going anywhere.

Not to worry, I have been to the beach.

And later this year, my best friend and I are taking an old man road trip.

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Speaking of details, I have entered a season of “how the heck did I get so busy?”


If you’ve followed, I’ve been trying to narrow to the focus, to limit the projects.

Somehow, now that I’m back to work at the park on weekends, the weeknights have exploded with activities.

It will all settle out. Both the wife and the sons are coming up on the end of their school years.

And in some cases, I’m just saying “no thank you, I’m not going to do that.”

I will admit that it caught me off guard.

I’m traveling for the day job next week. It makes things a little tricky for the blog and the 100 Day Project, but I have a plan.

We’ll see if I can stick with it.

That’s what we have to do.

We have to plan.

When the plans change, we have to be flexible.

Speaking of keeping up with things, have you checked your news feed this week?

And we’re six months away from the election.

Pace yourself.

Beers all around.

American actress and singer Alice Faye, known for introducing the song “You’ll Never Know” was born on this day in 1915. (d. 1998)


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1864 – Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
1927 – Pat Carroll, American actress
1942 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
1944 – John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter


The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:7–8

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