Category Archives: Unpleasant experiences

A Day in the Life: Troughs and Peaks

There is no undo button in life, but oh, how I wish there were. Raising a child with “issues” is a bit of a lifelong roller coaster ride of heartbreaking troughs and amazing peaks of joy. Unfortunately, after a few … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Cold Calls and Eye Floaters

The other day was a busy research and telephone day. Researching specialist contact lens fitters for a patient in Louisville, KY, I found several optometrists’ websites that looked promising. I read as much about each as I could, and then, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Today’s ‘Pet’ Peeve

I’ve never been a particularly vocal pet lover, although I’ve always had dogs or cats or both, or other pets. They have been part of our family, whether growing up as a child, or as an adult with my own … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: First World Problem

For the entire summer (actually since May 27), until yesterday, the central air in my house was deader than a doornail. As the temperatures soared into the 90s with humidity in the 75%-90% range, I made do by running the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Who’s the Leader of the Dave Clark Five?

“Who’s the leader of the Dave Clark Five?” So complete was my humiliation as a sixth grader that the memory of that moment has stuck with me now for more than 50 years. Sixth grade was not a good grade … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Toxic People

We all, at one time or another, have dealt with toxic people in our lives—you know, the ones who manage to drain you of every last iota of energy. They are our family members or people we may consider friends. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Father Failures

So, now that I’ve introduced the monster-in-law in my previous post, it’s time to talk a bit about my father-in-law, whom I only met after my ex and I had been married nine years. He was a tallish man with … Continue reading

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