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The Pinball

Central Oregon Waldport, 100 miles North of Coos Bay. I’ve learned what it’s like to be an inanimate object recently — specifically, a pinball. I awoke in the middle of the night and discovered the right side of my body

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Girl Talk

***CLICK PLAY BELOW TO HEAR LOREN READ ALONG*** BREAKING NEWS: I’ve become a chick. Please excuse the un-evolved reference but seriously, I need some man time. I need some knuckle bumping, beer guzzling, sports watching man time. I worked on a news

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The Sign Off

***CLICK PLAY BELOW TO HEAR LOREN READ ALONG*** Walter Cronkite signed off the same way every night: “And that’s the way it is.” Paul Harvey had his own “…[pause]…[pause]…[pause]…good day!” There was Edward R. Murrow’s famous “Good night and good luck.” Even

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A Blown Fuse and Safe Harbor

An Update From Susie: Sea Lions barking outside, the sound of water clipping the shore as we rest in Morro Bay. Living in the moment. Loren had fluid drained from his brain on Thursday and was released on Saturday. We

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The Text

The pathology results are in for the fluid in Dad’s brain… There was a chance that the fluid was either (in order from best to worst news) dead/dying cancer cells, goo from the trauma of surgery (and/or hitting his head

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Fox 5 Interview with Kathleen Bade

Today Susie and I stopped by Fox 5 San Diego for my first T.V. interview since the diagnosis. It felt so good to be back on air with my co-anchor Kathleen Bade. Click to watch the interview:  part one / part two Thanks for

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To Live

{***Click here to listen to Loren read this post: To Live***} Apparently, it’s not okay to acknowledge that cancer may kill you. People get really angry when doctors hand out life expectancies based on statistics. In an earlier post, I confided

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The Forgotten Blog

{Click to listen to Loren read this post: The Forgotten Blog} I had the greatest idea for my next blog post while I was in the shower this morning. Trouble is—I forgot what it was. That’s one of the new things

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FAQs

[Click to hear Loren read this post: FAQs] I recently disappeared from my weekday newscasts on Fox 5 San Diego. Boy has that led to a lot of questions! So, let this post serve as my Wikipedia page. First things first…Was

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Midnight Poetry

Well, hello again. Susie spent the night in my hospital room, reading me ancient poetry from Rumi. He wrote a lot about donkeys and plants. Sadly, the thought occurred to me, I am not that deep. The leap from donkeys

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