Author Archives: dperras56

On the Road to Nepal

One can sometimes have great, deep thoughts at elevated altitudes, which usually reveal themselves as nonsense once one returns to a lower, livable altitude. That’s not really true in my case. At the beginning of our most-recent Asian excursion my … Continue reading

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Goin’ Back to Houston

“I’ve been through hell and half of Texas.” -Janis Joplin “If I owned both hell and Texas, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” -General Philip Sheridan, Union General during the Civil War commenting on the Texas countryside during … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

“I’ve always been crazy but it’s kept me from going insane.” -Waylon Jennings The sign in the Bed and Breakfast’s bathroom wall read: Our aim is to keep the bathrooms clean. Gentlemen: Stand closer. It’s shorter than you think. Ladies: … Continue reading

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The Grim Reaper

I’m not going to go all cosmic on you and say that I saw God during my recent Near Death Experience. Well…okay. It wasn’t really a NDE. But driving myself to the hospital that Monday morning the pain was so … Continue reading

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Out of My Time

A guy I play hockey with served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a little bit outspoken, somewhat rough around the edges, but then I’ve been called worse than that and I’ve never served anywhere. he’s still working and … Continue reading

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Upon Retirement

When I first met her I thought that she must be one of those mysterious Eastern European women we always used to see in those Cold War spy movies. She had these high cheekbones and maybe, just maybe, she was … Continue reading

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Beginning Jobs and Bad behaviour

“I really want to be a hockey referee,” one of my sons said to me awhile back. “No… you don’t,” I answered. Like most of my advice, I have no delusions that this unsolicited counsel will be heeded. Nor should … Continue reading

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