FOOTNOTES: *BAREFOOT AND *BOOTS
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by neil child
1M ago
  I started out barefoot and now I am a boot guy. Seriously.  Soon after my undergrad days I was a swimming/scuba instructor. Swimming or diving in a pool or in a lake or in a river, barefoot is still the norm, but I must confess that boots are my modus operandi. I wear boots all four seasons long. When I walk or run or busk in the rain or shine, thirty degrees above or thirty degrees below, I wear hiking boots. Wintertime, as often as possible, I wear my ski boots. Factoid: While I am typing this right now, I am wearing my hiking boots! Today I am writing about how my footwear rel ..read more
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MINIMUM EFFORT FOR MAXIMUM GAIN: GUILTY!
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by neil child
1M ago
  SELF-PORTRAIT Yikes!  Upon reflection, it seems I mostly expend only minimum efforts for the arbitrarily maximum gains at home, at work, and at play. This is in harmony with my utilitarian practice I employ everywhere and always in my life.  Yikes again! At HOME when it is time to clean my downtown high-rise condominium, for the most part I scrub only what I (and others) can generally see. Rarely do I grab a toothpick and scrape the grime and crud from the almost invisible cracks around the light switches and cupboard handles and faucets. I scrub with hand the bathroo ..read more
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DEATH AND PUPPY COMFORT
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by neil child
2M ago
These days, DEATH is on my mind. Since the new year, five people that I know have died, three of whom I have known since my childhood days in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, and the other two, a former student of mine in Regina, Saskatchewan, and my cousin’s husband who has resided in Victoria, British Columbia for the last 50 years. Death is inevitable I know, but rarely does it come at me in familiar fives. VANGUARDIAN, MURRAY (R.I.P) VANGUARDIAN, JOHNNY (R.I.P.) VANGUARDIAN, RICHARD (R.I.P.) In life there is always much ado about death. The pedestrian idioms and euphemi ..read more
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COLONOSCOPY!
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by neil child
2M ago
YIKES! It began when my FECAL IMMUNOCHEMICAL TEST (FIT), the provincial screening device for colon cancer, stated “ABNORMAL” atop the letter sent to me by the health authority. That same letter reported that a colonoscopy had been scheduled for me come January 18th!   Of course, I googled “COLONOSCOPY” and read that a colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your healthcare provider to check your entire colon (large intestine).  This procedure is done using a long, flexible tube, up to six feet in length called a colonoscope. The colonoscope has a light and a tiny camera on o ..read more
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BE A LIVE WIRE! REWIRE!
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by neil child
3M ago
  I received this book as a Christmas gift, and it is awesome!  It is awesome because I can project all the meaningful contents Eagleman presents to how I function! Midway through his book, Eagleman states that “Reward is a powerful way to rewire the brain, but happily your brain doesn’t require cookies or cash for each modification. More generally, change is tied to anything that is relevant to your goals.”  In short, whatever your goals, your brain will devote its resources accordingly. In my young adulthood I decided one day that I would love to be a swimming instru ..read more
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MERRY KRISKRINGLEMAS -- MY LAST PRESS RELEASE FOR 2023
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by neil child
4M ago
CHRISTMASTIME AT THE CURE Cliché after cliché states that you are only as good as your last bat, or that you are only as good as your last song, or that you are only as good as your last press release.  I will add a couple more, that are in closer quarters to me: You are only as good as your last book and You are only as good as your last blog entry. And if you are lucky, sometimes your last bat or last song or last book offers a certain notoriety, at least temporarily. “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes” (so sayeth Andy Warhol).  For fifteen m ..read more
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WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
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by neil child
4M ago
  QUEST FOR BLACK BEACH -- IT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! CHRISTMASTIME.  And QUEST FOR BLACK BEACH is the PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER for the adolescent science fiction aficionado.  Filled with sinister robots, gruesome beasts, and reprehensible humans, QUEST FOR BLACK BEACH has it all! QUEST FOR BLACK BEACH is futuristic tale of two brothers on their quest of survival, decapitating robots and fighting all sorts of creatures and beasts that go bump in the night along the way. It is the year 2113 and a series of brightblasts has resulted in four remnant groups vying for surviva ..read more
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IT'S IN THE BAG -- I'VE GOT THIS!
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by neil child
5M ago
It’s in the bag and I’ve got this!  I’ve got lots of this.  I’ve a bag for every occasion!  And not just the bags under my eyes. Yes, I am a bagman, but not in the illicit or political sense.  Nonetheless, I do have a lot of bags!  Great minds discuss ideas.  Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people.  I discuss bags. Yes. Rambling and roundabout minds as mine can discuss bags.  And my sports bags shall be my treatise for today.  It is snowing heavily today and so it seems fitting to begin with my wintertime bags.  I’ve g ..read more
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BUSKING IS SCARY!
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by neil child
5M ago
Busking is scary.  Not scary, scary, but scary as in intimidating, unnerving, sort of creepy, sometimes hairy, and for a beginner busker, having tyro feelings filled with fear or dread. A REGULAR HALLOWE'EN WORKDAY While busking in the middle of a grocery store parking lot, Extra Foods, an older gentleman, after distributing his groceries into the back seat of his car, huffing and puffing, hobbled over to me pushing his shopping cart aiming it right at me.  “Plug this in and get the quarter back,” he said as he left the cart an inch away from my mid-section. Then there was ..read more
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SO NOW I WANT TO BE A FAMOUS WRITER. REALLY.
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by neil child
6M ago
  On this Autumn day it is too cold for me to go outdoors and guitar busk, I am, instead, going to stay indoors and write. Throughout my adolescence I wanted to be a writer.  As an emerging adult in university I still wanted to be a writer.  As a matter of fact, I quite fancied myself as being quite the bard when I switched from the Engineering Faculty to the English Faculty. But sadly then, the writing fates were not exceedingly kind.  After a hundred poetry submissions and nary a poem ever published, upon graduating with my English degree, I did the next best thing – I ..read more
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