No Big Deal. He’s Just Tim. (Freaking. Cahill.)

“…Two days before the conference began, driving south through the chilly fog of California’s North Coast, I still hadn’t been able to write the required 2,500 word essay for the class. The only thing I had were words – about 8,000 of them – written in my blog as fodder for my memoir. So I pieced them together until my eyes got scratchy and lost focus, there in the quaint little motel that catered to vacationing families and cannabis dealers in the Emerald Triangle to connect with growers…”

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Foreshadowing Run Amok: two leaps backward, one step forward

Step One: I finally caught the Professor’s crud: sore throat, fatigue, laryngitis, and all that stuff. Step Two: My knee continued to hurt when I was traveling and a follow up blood test from last Friday shows increases in the numbers in tests for infection. That may not seem like a big deal, but I […]

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The Last Day: Graeagle to Boise

If we walk far enough,” says Dorothy, we shall come to someplace.” L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Indeed. Today is my final Ramble with Ruby before returning to my someplace, my home of homes. I’m reluctant to give up these adventures. But give them up I must and I will. Until next time. There […]

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Phase 1, Done: Now, Ukiah to Corte Madera

I think of these Rambles in phases: getting to the conference, the conference, and returning from the conference. Phase 1 is now history. I’ve traveled over 1,200 miles, driving 25+ hours. I’ve listened to Educated on Audible Kindle, seen beautiful country and sad sights, reconnected with family and friends, and done a lot of transformative […]

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Date With a Lion: coming home

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord… For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.” Ps. 84 I’m here in Redding this morning because I have a date. A date with a Lion. My soul has longed […]

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