Oh Crumb

“6CRUMBS” is derived from an e.e.cummings poem, Little Effie’s Head — see page SIX for the complete poem.

I resurrected this site after being diagnosed with Gall Bladder Cancer (mid-August 2018) and embarking on a quest to become a super hero –after watching the Deadpool movie(s). Suggestions/recommendations welcome–name and/or costume.


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7 entries.
Melissa Cohen Melissa Cohen from Portland wrote on November 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm:
Thinking about you, hope you had a good holiday with your family. Happy to see you're out taking and posting photos...they are beautiful, as always! Take care, Melissa
Wilma Sawyer Wilma Sawyer from PORTLAND wrote on November 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm:
Hi John, You hold a special place in my heart, and are in my prayers. I LOVE to pray! Thank you for sharing your journey with me and others through this blog. Your photographs are wonderful. Also I truly valued the quotes in the "MIGHT" section. God bless you and angels watch over you. I'm praying for a full recovery for you. Best always, Wilma
steve hochman steve hochman from Portland wrote on November 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm:
Best of luck, John. Fingers and toes crossed for you. Sincerely inspired by your superhero spirit.
Grant Doster Grant Doster from Walnut Creek wrote on November 16, 2018 at 2:05 pm:
Prayers going up John
Geoff McLachlan Geoff McLachlan from Coeur d Alene wrote on October 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm:
Love the pictures! Hope you feel better after the jello and super comfortable bed!
john gurgel john gurgel wrote on October 25, 2018 at 1:42 pm:
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john gurgel john gurgel wrote on October 21, 2018 at 3:21 am:

This site is about pics and poems–the cancer seems to have brought their muse along. I’ve come full circle, combining pictures with poems–having done so in the 80’s. Most all the pics and poems on this site are mine. The site’s name sake pays homage to e.e. cummings and Little Effie–portion quoted below, full version in SIX tab.

Crumbs and Regrets

“i am may the first crumb said
…and number two took up the song,
might i’m called and did no wrong
cried the third crumb, i am
and this is my little sister
with our big brother who is
don’t punish us for we were good;
and the last crumb with some shame
whispered unto God, my name
must and with the others i’ve
been Effie who isn’t alive”



Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do,
I saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course…

…Better that than this:
I’ve traveled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my 

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