Life Stories, Relationships

The Human Factor

I wanted to keep “politics” out of this post but in truth, it is center stage in our nation right now. We are in the midst of the longest “election night” in my life time (and probably ever). Of course, 2020 has been a year for “firsts” and hopefully “lasts” on many items and in truth, I will never be…

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Life Stories

Blah, Blah and Blah

I am apprehensive. When my mind is full, I turn to pen and paper. Just kidding, it’s actually my laptop. Don’t ask me how I became an amateur writer but it helps to calm my brain.  Let me start by saying that Bruce and I were talking the other day and honestly, our families stand almost exactly the same with…

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Relationships

for 35 years…..

No doubt, these are good times and even better memories. These 6 people mean more to me than I could ever put into words, there is just not enough adjectives to describe my feelings. For so many years, we have relied on each other in ways that most people will never understand and could never relate to. These 6 people,…

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Life Stories

A United or Divided America

This “editorial” will be met one of three ways dependent upon who is reading it, one will embrace it, one will despise it and yet another will feel indifference. I (now) have been all of those with the last one describing much of my political existence as an adult. Generally, each voting year I would ask Bruce who I should…

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Life Health

The Long Haul

Insidious. That’s the term I can best describe COVID-19 as, insidious. It manifested that way, upended our life that way and has continued to stay exactly that way, insidiously. I remember some time back, late April, early May thinking that we had finally kicked ‘Rona, (as we affectionately call her) to the curb. Life resumed, I went back to work,…

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Life Stories

And here we are again….

Heavy on mind this day has been of late. Sometimes it just merely shows up, beckoning a simple nod and other years, it sort of comes in like a sucker punch. This year, it is somewhere in the middle…. Recently, very recently, a friend has experienced what we experienced so many years ago. I understand most acutely that unexpected jolt…

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Middlepause

Middle-ish

So it happened. I knew it was inevitable and yet, there was some part of me that was (and still is) in complete denial. I am a professional procrastinator by nature, I mean why do today what you can put off until tomorrow, unless it’s your hair appointment, then by all means do that today! Being fluent in all things…

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Life Stories

A time to change…and heal.

Some of us have experienced hardships in life that no matter the mindset, seem to beat us down. It might be a family crisis, a death to soon, or maybe a love that was never received from the people you needed it from most. Experiencing any of these things as a child is all the more woeful, as it becomes…

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Life Stories

#ican’tbreathe

“As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality, and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example…

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Life Stories

Some ‘Rona advice…for what it’s worth.

My sister Roxy texted me and told me to “categorize and blog my COVID-19, aka ‘Rona symptoms”, so that I could better help other people that are unfortunate enough to be visited by ‘Rona. “Sure!” I responded, only to then laugh and laugh as I realized that I am the most unreliable person EVA’ with anything that involves writing things…

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Life Stories

‘Rona, is that you?

Unfortunately, it was and still is. ‘Rona stopped by for a visit several days ago and she has decided to take up residence, though we wish she would move on. That seems very inhospitable I realize but I will be honest, ‘Rona is a nuisance. She has been very inconsiderate sharing her germs and disrupting our oft tenuously healthy home…

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Life Stories

These Uncertain Times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”…

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Relationships

Ah, the holidays…how bittersweet.

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, with Christmas right around the corner. Shortly after that we will start another year. I both love and dislike this time of year. The reasons I love it are the obvious ones: time with family, festive hearts and joyful reunions. I start each year looking forward to decorating and shopping, yet somehow still dreading…

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Relationships

The anatomy of siblings.

I once read an article in Time Magazine about the true definition of a “life partner”. When we hear the term “life partner” everyone assumes it’s our significant other when in reality, these people enter our lives well into our years. The true definition of a life partner is a person that is with you from beginning…to end. The only…

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