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I wanted to take another direction with this blog and write about my life after cancer.  Unfortunately for me and everyone reading this, it was not that simple.  People bring up cancer and what happened to me more than asking me what I plan to do next with my life.  I mean I don’t really mind talking about it because people are curious, but please do not forget to ask me about other things that are going on in my life too.  When people only ask about cancer, it makes me feel like cancer won.  It may have not stolen my life, but it stole who I am.  No longer do people look at me as Paul.  They look at me as that guy with cancer.  It makes me feel like less of a person and more of a statistic.  I am sure it will be a lot easier to talk about all the fun stuff I do once I get into it.  Like my college adventures, golf, and random shenanigans.


Speaking of those three things, there has been no changes yet in the college application process.  I am still trying to find a school that has a degree I to major in and I am waiting for some money to get into that school.  Rest assured both are coming soon.  Well, at least finding a degree I want that will make me a bazillion dollars in the future.


As for golf, maybe I should have taken up another hobby.  I hear laziness is the number one hobby of Americans.  I do not think Cassidy would agree with my choice of hobbies and might reconsider being with me if that was my only aspiration in life.  So I will stick with golf for now as a recreational activity.  I still golf quite frequently, but seem to be getting nowhere with my ability to play.  If the game was to smack the shit out of the ball and hope it goes in the trees, sand or water, then Tiger Woods better watch out because I am a pro.  I seem to hit it ever where but on the giant green fairway right in front of me.  Although I did make a pretty awesome shot the other day playing with some guys Steve works with.  I was behind a little row of trees.  Funny, I could start ever golf story with that line.  Anyway, I was behind a row of trees and I had about a ten foot open space between two trees.  Knowing my skills in golf I was going to hit the ball one of three ways.  First, smash it into a one of the trees and be no better off then when I started.  The second was to hit the ball really high into the leaves hoping it would go through the leaves.  My luck, the ball would hit a branch and fall back at my feet.  I went for option three which was to hit it really low and straight through the ten foot opening.  The golf god’s must have been shining upon me on that shot.  I hit the ball and it could not have gone anymore than three feet off the ground.  It was an untypical shot for me because it went straight.  After a few hard bounces I was exactly where I wanted to be, right on the fringe of the green.  Not a bad spot for a second shot on a Par 4 hole.  It’s a shame I can not chip on or putt.  Maybe instead of spending all my money on driving range bucket balls, I should invest in some time at a family fun center that has putt putt golf.


I had a pretty awesome weekend.  The first thing I got to do is go down and see my favorite thing in Indiana.  The one balled turtle in my sister yard.  I love that little guy.  The one balled turtle is a ceramic turtle that sits in the front yard and holds a sign that says “The Griders.”  The balance of this turtle was little off, so there is a huge….I am not sure what it is, but it’s a big ball of some sort right between his legs to keep him standing. So now he can continue to let people know that this house is, “The Griders.”  This turtle and I have a connection and we are showing the world that we one balled creations of God can still stand with only one ball between our legs.  So after hanging out outside for a bit, mom and Rachel make the plans to go to BrownCountyPark.  There we walked about 4 miles on two different trails.  I liked the second one about the best because it was a little more open and it circled a lake.  Of course with the drought that has plagued the land, it was more of a pond, but still I liked it.  The scenery was amazing, and although it had fewer mountains, it reminded me of upstate New   York.  I can not wait to see this park in the middle of the fall.  Then on Sunday, Josh and the family came up to visit.  I seized the opportunity to hang out with him.  So I drug him to the golf course.  I think we had more fun trying to play Tokyo Drift than playing golf.  When we got home, we had a little dinner, and the family left.  I promised the girls (my nieces) we would have another pizza roll party soon.  I am looking forward to it.



  1. Glad to see you’re back on wordpress!

    • Its good to be back to let my friends know not only how I am doing, but what I am doing.

  2. HAAAAAA!!!!!!!! Well, there’s certainly nothing wrong with your sense of humor!! Loooooove that!! You had me in stitches, man!! Hee!! Hee!! Great to read your blog!! Glad to have a good laugh from our “Mr. Paul-man”!! He’s baaaack!!! Love you!! Hope to talk to you soon!! (Keep golfing!! Love the stories!!) 🙂

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