Hurting heart, broken brain…

It is not often that I struggle to find the right words to express an emotion. But since I saw the first reports of the attack in Orlando, I have struggled… Struggled to even process what I was seeing and hearing. Struggled to understand how anyone could possibly have so much hate. Struggled to wrap my…

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An invite to fit…

  OK, so I’ve been struggling with getting back in shape – with incredibly mixed results.  Sure, I’ve regained some flexibility and strength, lost a few inches, and generally I’m feeling better… But… I’m not where I want to be, and I’ve been frustrated by feeling like I’m sort of on my own. I’m not a…

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Preparing to bling…

After two years of debate, I finally decided to take the plunge and ordered hearing aids. What made me change my mind? Oohhh, lotsa things… Things like, my hearing has gotten more than a little bit worse in the last two years. Digital hearing aids have gotten more than a little bit better as well.…

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Waking a sleeping dragon…

Many, many years ago on a cross-country trip with a friend, there were some interesting adventures. Some good, some not so good, but looking back, it’s easier to just say they were adventures. Years later I wrote a humorously creepy blog post based on one of those adventures. That particular post got a lot of attention.…

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The answer to life, the universe and everything, including why I write…

42… I just had to get that one out of the way. And now, on we go. I looked at the writing challenge for this week and after a few moments of furious debate with myself decided to give it a giant pass. Well, sort of a giant pass. It got me thinking, really. I…

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The joys of the Junction…

I live in a relatively small city that sits on the eastern edge of the civilized world. The grocery stores around these here parts are not exactly full of exotic stuff. In fact, finding anything other than white button mushrooms requires a 20-plus mile drive. The vegetable section of the local groceries are ah… fairly…

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The mirage that is life….

Topsy, turvy… Crazy without calm… Upside down and twisted around… Thus has life become… Surgery happened – the bone was worse than expected and required more work than planned. I find out more Tuesday. Coming off of two weeks solid of pain meds is no flipping picnic – in fact, it bites. So many things…

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The story of a broken arm…

OK…I’m going to do my best to keep this typo free – LOL! Easier said than done with one hand! Here’s the story… One week ago today I went quad riding. Had a blast! We took a long trail up through Roger’s Trough and it was gorgeous. Saw some young deer – only 30 yards…

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