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#81 penultimatestraw

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:39 AM

No, it's a book written by a guy who was married to a girl I went to HS with.

True Patriot, but even as he was dealing with terminal cancer, he wrote a book as a guide to his sons.

 

It's called "Tell My Sons"

I've read it.  It's very good.

 

At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force.
 
When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration.
 
This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer.
 
Weber’s stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself—and that you’ve made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

Praise for Tell My Sons
 
“A gift to us all . . . Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit. Mark Weber’s story has touched me in such a profound way.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie
 
Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier’s journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber’s book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage, and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may have been written for Mark’s children, but it may as well be a treatise for all of us about honest parenting and leadership with character in love, family, faith, and politics. For a man who is facing profound health issues, Mark is doing a remarkable job showing us all how to live with courage and integrity.”—Walter F. Mondale, former vice president of the United States
 
“This book is why I have always been proud to call Mark Weber my son. His ability to reach across complex boundaries and write and speak with such depth and beauty makes him a modern day Lawrence of Arabia. Mark’s passion, attitude, and thoughts about life are what is best about America.”—General Babakir S. Zibari, chief of defense, Republic of Iraq
 
“A poignant illustration of what being a hero is all about . . . Heroes exemplify invincible courage, character, and perseverance in times of insurmountable odds. Mark embodies these attributes. Tell My Sons will empower the reader with profound lessons of living life with hope and determination.”—John Elway, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback

Randy Bausch's The Last Lecture is also really good, along the same lines. 



#82 Alias Detective

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:15 AM

We are all dying......

Live Like You Were Dying
Tim McGraw
LYRICS
He said
"I was in my early forties
With a lot of life before me
And a moment came that stopped me on a dime
I spent most of the next days
Looking at the x-rays
Talkin' 'bout the options
And talkin' 'bout sweet time"
I asked him
"When it sank in
That this might really be the real end
How's it hit you
When you get that kind of news?
Man, what'd you do?"
He said
"I went skydiving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying"
And he said
"Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying"
He said
"I was finally the husband
That most of the time I wasn't
And I became a friend a friend would like to have
And all of a sudden going fishin'
Wasn't such an imposition
And I went three times that year I lost my dad
I finally read the Good Book, and I
Took a good, long, hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all again
And then
I went skydiving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying"
And he said
"Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
Like tomorrow was a gift
And you've got eternity
To think about
What you'd do with it
What could you do with it
What did I do with it?
What would I do with it?
Skydiving
I went Rocky mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I watched an eagle as it was flying"
And he said
"Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying"

Lesson for all.....

#83 wiffleball

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:39 AM

Geesus Peenus, you had to repost the whole f****** thing? - when you didn't reference ANY of it?

Tard
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#84 edjr

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:06 AM

I read Tuesdays with Morrie.

 

One of maybe 10 books I've ever started and finished.

 

I like crazy ears as a writer.


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#85 mobb_deep

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:54 AM

Listening to a Tim McGraw song might push Rholio over the edge. Not cool man. Maybe pick some music that doesn't suck, but also has a good message?


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#86 wiffleball

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 01:28 PM

I read Tuesdays with Morrie.
 
One of maybe 10 books I've ever started and finished.
 .

Mitch gives himself a little bit too much credit in that book. It wasn't Morrie's Tuesdays with Mitch they got him through.

It was Maury's Wednesdays with Wanda that really did the trick.

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#87 Cloaca du jour

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:49 AM

Just know you wont be forgotten!!

#88 nzoner

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:13 AM

Trust me. The legal s*** will blow the back of your skull out. Gone are the days of twigs and stems.

One edible alone could bring down a charging Oprah.

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

 

Lightweight  :bandana:

I have a friend who makes her own homemade edibles.dayummmm I have to agree with Wiff here.


"NOTHING MATTERS BUT THE WEEKEND,FROM A TUESDAY POINT OF VIEW."

#89 nzoner

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:14 AM

BTW Rho,hope all is well,good luck :thumbsup:


"NOTHING MATTERS BUT THE WEEKEND,FROM A TUESDAY POINT OF VIEW."

#90 Bier Meister

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

:(
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#91 wiffleball

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:47 PM

Just know you wont be forgotten!!


Exactly.

Just like that one guy.
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#92 rholio

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:52 PM

 

If it changes to 2016, you let me know, I'll drive to that fockers house to get our money back

 

:lol:


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#93 tanatastic

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:55 PM

This thread all rholio, rholio, rholio. Typical, making it all about himself. Can’t we discuss more about Newbie in here?

#94 rholio

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:55 PM

 

Rholio, I have a book I'd like to give you to read.  I think it might be worth your time/trouble.

I can send it through Kindle, but need your email address.  Can you PM me it?

 

Appreciate it man, already have a stack of books people want me to read. I can barely put a post together...


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#95 Gladiators

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:19 PM

 
Appreciate it man, already have a stack of books people want me to read. I can barely put a post together...


Glad to see your posts. Keep on keepin on

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

 

Appreciate it man, already have a stack of books people want me to read. I can barely put a post together...

 

Understood brother.

 

If there's something else I can do for you or your family, please let me know.


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#97 wiffleball

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:31 PM

Btw, don't feel like you have to go and compose a whole post or anything either. For Pete's sake, if ever there was a time for emojis...

Comfort brother.
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#98 TommyGavin

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

This thread all rholio, rholio, rholio. Typical, making it all about himself. Cant we discuss more about Newbie in here?


I know you are being a d1ck for the sake of being a d1ck but can't you be a d1ck somewhere else.
D1ck
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. ~Jack Handey (VIA IronToeNedney)

#99 TommyGavin

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

Glad to see your posts. Keep on keepin on


This.
Happy every time he posts.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. ~Jack Handey (VIA IronToeNedney)

#100 Artista

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:45 PM

For books, how about audio books?

#101 Artista

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:48 PM

Understood brother.
 
If there's something else I can do for you or your family, please let me know.

he has a go fund me where several of us have donated.

#102 tanatastic

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:33 PM

he has a go fund me where several of us have donated.

BTW have we gotten an update on you and your treatment? Or was that storyline scrapped, I forget.

#103 Artista

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:58 PM

BTW have we gotten an update on you and your treatment? Or was that storyline scrapped, I forget.

I've chosen to not to post updates about me on this site anymore- only on Jr's board. But I do respond to pms I receive. :)

#104 tanatastic

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

I've chosen to not to post updates about me on this site anymore- only on Jr's board. But I do respond to pms I receive. :)

Gotcha, Ill check it out then thanks.

#105 Artista

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:04 PM

Gotcha, Ill check it out then thanks.

I'm going to post my end of year thoughts/status when I get them collected in That thread there. That thread is a mix of the little life I have along with the cancer stuff. Thank you for caring. One never knows about this board. :)

#106 Artista

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

I understand your difficulty to post. Just to let you know I'm thinking of you. Xxx

#107 edjr

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:06 AM

I understand your difficulty to post. Just to let you know I'm thinking of you. Xxx

 

:wub:

 

Now this really hits home.  :(


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#108 edjr

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

update?


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#109 Gladiators

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

I've been hoping for one as well...He hasn't been on in 3 days.  :(



#110 TommyGavin

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Scared to open this thread lately
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. ~Jack Handey (VIA IronToeNedney)

#111 tanatastic

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

I've been hoping for one as well...He hasn't been on in 3 days.  :(


Damn. Yea he really be taking more time to be with his loved ones...and that’s us!

#112 Cloaca du jour

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

Yeah... i dread when this post gets bumped

#113 Kanil

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

Yeah... i dread when this post gets bumped

I dread the day it doesn't.   :cry:



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

Yeah... i dread when this post gets bumped

 

I'm scared to open it whenever I see it updated.

 

:(


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#115 Artista

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

I know the feeling too well. Several of my online cancer friends who helped me when i was diagnosed are on hospice. Youre scared to see thread bumped and youre scared when it isnt for awhile.

For my online friends they are sleeping a lot and when awake family is spending precious time with them. Reading and posting has become very difficult for them. Let's keep our t's and p's for comfort and to at the very least make it through Christmas going for our friend Rholio.

#116 Cloaca du jour

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:28 PM

I hope things are going well for you Artista. Hopefully your not alone in this battle. You draw strenght from friends and family.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

I agree with all of these posts; I worry when the thread is bumped, and I worry when it isn't.  We're praying for you Ron, stay with us through the holidays.  :thumbsup:


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#118 TommyGavin

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:39 PM

I agree with all of these posts; I worry when the thread is bumped, and I worry when it isn't.  We're praying for you Ron, stay with us through the holidays:thumbsup:


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Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. ~Jack Handey (VIA IronToeNedney)

#119 Fireballer

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:58 PM

Did I miss the post confirming he started hospice? Thats sucks. My wife used to be a hospice admissions nurse and I cant say enough about some of the people who do it for a living. They really strive for peace and comfort for the patient and family. At that point, thats really all you can hope for.

#120 tanatastic

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:08 PM

I get to play catcher tomorrow morning for my colonoscopy. Figure I'll let everyone gets head start on the jokes.
Seriously though, something's wrong. I've lost 28lbs since the start of September. I've got a constant stomach ache that started months ago and gets worse all the time. I'm to the point I pretty much hate everyone and everything.
Scope tomorrow, hopefully they find what the problem is, and there's a fix for it.

I know this is from the other post but I wanted to highlight just how scary this was. This was the first post in his “big day tomorrow” thread where he was just going in for a colonoscopy after some stomach problems. This is just from oct17th...Insane.