Category Archives: The Way Life Is

William “Bill” Chester Powell (April 26, 1947 – May 25, 2017)


My cousin Bill died yesterday following a battle with his own body for almost eight years. He was 70 years old. I spoke with his mother Eloise this morning about my admiration for the courage Bill had displayed throughout his … Continue reading

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Charly’s First Anniversary


Imagine my surprise when Pretty called me this afternoon to tell me today was the one-year anniversary of our adoption of Charly from pawmetto lifeline, the place that had rescued the little dog from the kill shelter here in Columbia … Continue reading

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Never Let Go of Your Baby


Cra-zy days, la, la, la…for me and you…we remain in a topsy-turvy state at Casita de Cardinal as we try to settle in. Three days of rain have thrown Charly and Spike for a loop as they boycott the outdoors. I … Continue reading

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Aunt Selma’s funnies


In 2007 Pretty and I had to make a life-changing decision for my mother Selma because she was unable to make decisions for herself anymore. Like many other Baby Boomers, I was responsible for my mother’s care; I moved her … Continue reading

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home is where the horseshoes hang


horseshoes moved in with Pride getting ready for summer in South Carolina I’m so thirsty… hey, can you drink this stuff? I’ll give it a whirl… OMG, that water was n-a-s-t-y “The Calla Lilies are in bloom…” Does anyone remember … Continue reading

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you’re a liar and the truth ain’t in you


Whew. Moving requires much more focus and energy than I remembered. It’s like trying to fill this all-consuming time capsule with the horrible transition stories just waiting to be buried in the back yard and dug up in two years … Continue reading

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the squirrels are always more fun to chase on the OTHER side of the fence


Spike surveys new back yard fencing Hey, Spike, wanna play? come on, Spike, let’s have a little fun No, I’m on Squirrel Patrol if I could just get to the OTHER side of this fence…  nothing but trouble back there, … Continue reading

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Charly’s New Back Yard


OMG – do you drink it?

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M-O-V-I-N-G…means Big Changes


Oops! No bed for our afternoon nap. Sleeping on the floor? So this is what MOVING is about. So far, I’m unimpressed.

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…and this is my wife Pretty…


Today is April 24th., and it is the 1st. year anniversary of our legal marriage. This anniversary seems like a Michael Reames icing on a cake or a Dick Hubbard pineapple fried pie which he has now managed to make … Continue reading

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