About

 

Mike And Phoenix About Me PicWelcome to Past My Curfew, Phoenix and I thank you for stopping by. I’m Mike and while most of you are tucked away in your beds getting a restful night’s sleep I’m at my keyboard writing about places I’d like to visit, food I’d like to eat, and reflecting on the crazy things that happen in my life. Phoenix often looks at me as if to ask why I write so late at night, well, as Ptolemy once said,  

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.”    

As a Golden Retriever I’m not really sure about Phoenix’s thoughts on ancient Greco-Roman scholars, or for that matter on philosophical musings in general. But I am keenly aware of his thoughts on chasing tennis balls, riding in his Jeep, and his desire to destroy my baseball cap! 

I suppose what I’m really getting at is that I only feel like myself when the stars are out, the air is cool, my loyal companion is at my side, and its several hours past my curfew. Welcome to my blog, Phoenix and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

  18 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi Mike ~ Thanks for finding (and reading) my blog http://www.oneroadatatime.com I grew up in Gardnerville and after graduating from high school I lived in Reno for maybe 1 year before moving to the bay area, CA. Stayed put for about 30 years and now live in Southern Oregon. Nice to meet you. ~Patti

    • Hi Patti, ironically enough I grew up in the California Central Valley in Lodi! Small world sometimes, eh? 🙂

  2. Hi Mike, Glad you like the story of Herbie and Me on http://www.travelnwrite.com Hope you’ll be a regular there as I plan to be at your blog. Glad we met!

  3. Hey Mike…thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s always nice to meet a fellow writer/dog lover! 🙂

  4. NIce to meet you Mike and Hi to Phoenix also who had been your faithful companion past 9 years..and at last thanks for dropping by my blog.. 😀

    • You are welcome, Harsha and it’s always a pleasure to meet a new blogger!! Best of luck to you! 🙂

  5. Mike, I think you’re the only person I know who finds as much joy in everyday life as I do — and blogs about it. I feel like Diamond-Cut Life and Past My Curfew are kindred spirits (like their authors are). Sending you and Phoenix a big hug across the miles, from Portland Oregon, to Reno Nevada.

    • How very nice of you, Alison! I do try to enjoy every moment as best I can but of course I do get off track from time to time. But, that’s real life. Hugs back from us to you as well! 🙂

  6. Stars, sweet Golden Retriever, and writing — sounds idyllic.

  7. Your about page rocks, dude. Seriously. Ah to late nights and cool temperatures. I mean not 10 degrees cool. I mean like 50 because that’s better.

    • Thank you so much, Kristi! You are my champion. I sooo appreciate that. And I’m right with you on 50’s 🙂

  8. Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for reading my stories. Love the Ptolemy quote,and Phoenix is a beauty!

  9. I read your incredible post on Facebook this evening, left a comment and welcomed your invitation to be a friend. I go by another name here, my pen name, but you will figure it out from photos in both places. 🙂 I was so moved by your story and the posts on your FB page, that I had to come searching for your blog. I love survivors, people.. and of course their furkids too, who have overcome the odds and decided that life was worth holding tight to. I am a follower here now, it is my privilege and honor to get to know you a bit more.

    • Thank you very much, Josie! We really appreciate your support and are thrilled that you stopped by. It’s definitely been a life journey and I got the perfect wing man in my kid Phoenix 11 years ago that has helped immensely 🙂

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