Cowboy Pat


Some years ago, I noticed a dark splotch on my face on my right cheek just below my eye. It was about the size of a quarter, a mere discoloration of the skin. It seemed entirely possible that it had been there my whole life and I simply hadn’t noticed it. Except it wasn’t there in old pictures. A close personal adviser of mine (I have several) took me aside and said, “Have that looked at.”

I visited a dermatologist who called it a “seborrheic ketosis,” the result of sun exposure, ugly but harmless. I called for a follow-up 2 years later, but this particular dermatologist had left the practice, so I sought out a different doctor, who looked at it and said, “Seborrheic ketosis! I can’t tell what that is just from looking it.” He would need to take a biopsy.

It turned out to be an actinic ketosis (of course!), “pre-cancerous,” and my doctor prescribed a cream to remove it and introduced me to the religion of sunscreen.This prompted me to sign onto an aggressive hat-wearing regimen, such that I now own a broad-rimmed Australian-style (American made) sunhat to ward off the burning orb’s evil rays, especially on the cheeks, which baseball-style caps largely fail to do.

Which brings me to this past Friday (June 19, 2015) at the Roche Brother’s in West Roxbury, shopping with my sunhat on (don’t expect me to take it off in the store!). After declaring my bag preference, I proceeded to check my email on my phone (why? why?) while my bank account lost great sums. And then I took hold of my goods and made my way out the door, passing checkout lines with couples and old folk and a carriage with a pair of youngsters 3 or 4 years old, one of whom nudged the other and said, “Look! A Cowboy!”  

So the actinic keratosis has done a lot for my public image.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum



It's unlimited
Presidential harrassment
Dems are going nuts!


Isn't it nice when
Countries help rebuild neighbors?
Thanks to Saudi A!


The Harvey Weinstein Story
Look at their license?


Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.


Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.


Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?


The Special Counsel
I’ve done nothing wrong



The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit


Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers


“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.



We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country



Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.



Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year



United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death



False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.




Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!


The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.


Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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