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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#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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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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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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Relationships

Some Thoughts

Recently, some things have happened that have weighed heavy on my heart. For once, this isn’t about any person from my own tribe. Currently, things are STATUS-QUO and for that I am grateful! However and recently (for a few friends) life has not handed out the proverbial “bowl of cherries”. In fact, it’s been down-right crappy! One friend recently lost…

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Relationships

NEVER say never…

Have you ever said, “I will NEVER ______ again”?! Only to find that you have done the very “blah blah” thing you said you would never do? It is quite silly isn’t it? to say that one will NEVER do “blah blah”?! Being human, we are ever-changing, ever-growing. We are all at once emotionally invested, then we become completely un-invested…

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A dash of HUMOR

The Long Running Excuse

It happened today. I suppose I should have seen it coming. I should have been anticipating its inevitability but are you ever really ready to see bra bulge? It was warm today, so I had just a tank on (oh, how winter and a cool spring hide so much). I was working (not out, obviously) in my bedroom, rearranging some…

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A dash of HUMOR

So I Lost My Phone…

….and my life pretty much stopped. 😂. I’m not exactly sure when I lost it? All I know is that for a couple of days I was aware that I didn’t have it.  As the week wore on, I knew I would need it by (this past) Friday and so looking for the lost phone intensified. I looked everywhere. Every…

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