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Michael Delavar

Michael Delavar is a pilot, husband, father, artist, novelist, tango dancer, and mountain climber.  He insists that the list end there because it would be inappropriate to continue to list other attributes as if those characteristics could explain who he is.  So, for that reason, he leaves off violinist, sculptor, runner, cook, and bonsai enthusiast.  After all, how do we wish to be known? The last thing a person needs is a bigger ego.


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    Staples are out

    Yesterday, the staples came off the leg.  I still haven't come to accept the fact that I have some hardware in my leg.  But the staples were obviously not supposed to be there.  Twenty-three of them lined the scars from the surgery.  While the staples may have done their job well, their presence was always difficult to accept.  At times, I attempted to make light of the situation by claiming that we should find some xylophone hammers and make music with them.

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    Break a leg

                    It’s funny how many lessons you can learn in a day.  At times I am saddened that I have to learn lessons the hard way.  Yet that is the way of life.  Of all the lessons I learned this weekend about mountain climbing, listening to that little voice of caution and acting on it sooner can be a very good thing.  There is nearly always another way.  Another lesson that I learned was that it is very easy to be distracted by something that is the “big issue” and let yourself get into a bad situation by thinking that this “big issue” is the only issue.  It isn’t.  Now that I have jumped ahead to the end of the story, let me back up and lay out the details that show how I came to those conclusions.

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