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A Day in the Life: Wandering Thoughts

Snowing today for the first time this season, the world is white and quiet, a peaceful scene. Still in the trough of the mental health roller coaster, I resist the urge to interpret what seems patently unreasonable in some reasonable, … Continue reading

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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: August 18, 1990

Twenty-four years ago today, my mother died suddenly at the age of 73, just two months shy of her 74th birthday. She had been ill for some time with one thing or another, but appeared healthy the day before. When … Continue reading

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LASIK TOAST: Haiku

About a year after getting toasted by LASIK, feeling the need to express my feelings about the matter, I wrote some haiku. Years earlier when my kids were in elementary school, they studied Japanese culture and learned to write simple … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: “Why me?”

WARNING: Graphic content and unbridled misery. This post is not for the faint of heart, nor those offended by use of anatomically correct terminology. A year has passed since your botched surgery. Although you are “healed” in the sense that … Continue reading

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