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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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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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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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‘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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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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Uttanasana

If you started with me in this blog, you will know that I used to be a “runner”.  Okay, that’s not exactly true.  I had an on&off again love affair with running since I was in track in middle school.  I was always slightly above average back in “my day” in track and field, but by no means was I…

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Some Call It Chaos, We Call It Family

For my entire life I have lived what most people would call an unorthodox life.  Some would maybe even call it dysfunctional, and that is true.  Honestly, I would not have it any other way.  Don’t get me wrong, looking back there a few things that could’ve been improved upon, but as Dawn said, our childhood, albeit challenging, made us…

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The Story I Never Wanted To Write

There are some things in life that always make you smile.  Sometimes it is an entirely happy thought, free of any sadness.  At other times, it is a mix of the two.  It may be a summer day, reminiscent of a time long ago, maybe its seeing an old 77 chevy (now a collector) pass you by, or possibly its…

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Middlepause

I woke up this morning with a laundry list of things that I would like to accomplish: exercise walk Elsa go to Winona and start to pack up Darien clean the house at some point etc I made breakfast, and as I was waiting for the load to fluff in the dryer, I glance at my phone.  There was a…

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A Small Kindness Not Forgotten

I’m a nurse, but this is in no way a tribute to what I do everyday.  Instead, it is a tribute to what my fellow nurses do everyday. It has been said that ‘nurses are the worst patients’.  We are because we know too much.  We know every possible scenario of what could go wrong, no matter how small the…

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I can only imagine.

I recently watched, I Can Only Imagine,” While I watched it I cried like a baby with tears streaming down my face. The movie was sad, yet moving, and showed the power of God, and how he leaves his word all over in our lives. Since watching that movie I can’t stop singing, “I Can Only Imagine”. It’s not like it’s…

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Comparison-itis

As I was driving around the other day I had this sudden feeling of “why are things so bad for us right now and all of these other people are having no problems” as I would look at people seemingly happy walking, running, biking and just simply getting around in the daily rituals. Yep, I was feeling just a little…

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