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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.



Diary Entry #4 (by special guest Vicki Fitzgerald)
I Found Out the Hard Way There is No Such Thing as a “Free Ride.”

I was reeling from my divorce and dissolved friendships. He was a millionaire with an offer I couldn’t refuse—a spectacular trip to the Caribbean business class. My parents said it was a bad idea. I said: “I’m a grown woman. I can make my own decisions.” They were right. Before long, the... Learn More

DATE: Sep.23.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Diary Entry #3 (by special guest Vicki Fitzgerald)
Fatboy42 was my tryst with infidelity until he dumped me and ordered me to throw my perfume in the dog poo bin. Wanker!

Loneliness messes with your mind and shatters your heart. Enter Fatboy42 with his wit and charm. I was naïve, mistook his flirting for friendship. I’m surprisingly dumb when it comes to men and their intentions. The compliments flowed; my heartfelt revived. I made a regrettable mistake, one that will haunt me forever.... Learn More

DATE: Sep.17.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Diary Entry #2 (by special guest Vicki Fitzgerald)
My storybook marriage left me “one wave” away from ending it all.

God, he was so handsome, kind, and gentle; he took my breath away. Suddenly we were this attractive, educated married couple with successful careers, and two beautiful children. Years passed. His business success grew; his travel became frequent. My career stumbled, and my insecurities ran rampant. Why did he always travel... Learn More

DATE: Sep.10.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Diary Entry #1 (by special guest Vicki Fitzgerald)
Life is so simple when you’re young—then you grow up!

I used to play beachball with Gramps on the beach during the British summers. He was my mentor, the guardian of my values, my emotional rock. He loved me without reservation, which always made me feel like Queen for a Day. I was his little angel and thought I would be forever.... Learn More

DATE: Sep.08.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 1
Why did you decide to write a book about yourself?

Hang on a minute, the idea of the book wasn’t mine. It was my friend Matt’s. We met about 10 years ago at a heart-healthy support group. After everybody spoke, he said, “Why are you here, buddy.” I told him it was none of his business. He kept pulling my chain. Finally,... Learn More

DATE: Jun.25.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 4
How are you dealing with advanced Parkinson’s?

Now that’s a pretty stupid question! I just love spilling hot coffee on me when I pick up the cup. The Parkinson’s experience is like watching myself deteriorate in “living color.” Like all the tests God has given me, I’ve learned to adjust, except for the side effects of the mediation.... Learn More

DATE: Jun.18.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 7
Ever hear people say you have a peculiar way of describing things?

I never really thought much about the way I communicate verbally until my friend Matt said I spoke in “Arthur-speak." I asked him, “what the hell is Arthur-speak?” He tells me, “it’s a lot and not like a lot of things. It’s a rare form of dignified double talk.”... Learn More

DATE: Jun.11.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 11
What are your other fears?

That my father would kick my ass, my gambling addiction would return, and my pet snake would disappear into the woods. I also feared I’d marry an angry, needy woman—which I did. Most of that doesn’t matter much anymore—Dad died young, my money dried up from gambling, and I don’t drive much... Learn More

DATE: Jun.04.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 18
Are you afraid of dying?

I’ve been close so many times, I don’t even think about it anymore. When the time comes, the time times. In the meantime, I told God "you created one tough old buzzard, and I’m not going down without a fight". Even though I’ve won more than I’ve lost, my friends think it’s... Learn More

DATE: May.28.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books

Papa Cado’s Mailbox – Question 21
Did you really have 49 heart procedures?

The simple answer...yes. But, I’ve never much minded much because the operating procedures came with a lot of benefits. I wasn’t just some guy on a gurney, I was Arthur. All the nurses and doctors knew me by my first name. And, they always had my heated corner bed ready during the... Learn More

DATE: May.27.2020 | CATEGORY: My Books