Category Archives: Health

When Angels Intervene

I awoke in the middle of the night with incredible abdominal pain. Probably the worst I had ever experienced. Certainly worthy of an immediate trip to the Emergency Room at my local hospital.  Memories of that night still are as … Continue reading

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Oops, Did I Say That?

So there I was today, standing at the nurse’s station, discussing some of my mother’s medications with one of her nurses. We reviewed what she was taking, and then proceeded to confirm her need to use a walker or a … Continue reading

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Yes, I Am A Sleepless, Sleepy, Sleeper

People frequently make comments about my ability to sleep anywhere, anytime. Lying down, sitting up, in a car, leaning against a tree; I can doze off with no effort, whatsoever. I have been thinking about this lately, and finally am … Continue reading

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Scourge Of The 50’s; Unseen Monster At The Door

As a child who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, I knew all about summer sizzle. We lived with triple digit heat day after day, and never dreamed there was cooler weather in other places. Well, … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson And My War With Broccoli

I learned today I have a bone to pick with Thomas Jefferson. Or maybe a leafy green thing to pick with him. “Tom! What were you thinking?” Peacefully reading the news this morning, I came across a story reporting how … Continue reading

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While There Is Time

There are certain seasons that evoke emotions I seldom experience any other time of the year. Autumn, in particular, sends me into personal reverie, not unpleasant nor melancholy; just occasionally a bit more solemn, sometimes stern, and definitely reflective. Seriously, … Continue reading

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A Place Called Home

We can go through life trying different things, being different versions of ourselves, working at various jobs in diverse places, or we can stay one course for the duration, just wrinkling and sagging a bit more year to year. I … Continue reading

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