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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: Accepting What Is

For just about the entire 34 years since I moved to this town, I’ve dreamed of escaping and living elsewhere, preferably someplace with a diverse cultural scene, a healthy arts community, and above all, less severe winters. By March of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Coming to Terms

As I contemplate my 16th surgery, scheduled for April (four years minus a day from the last one), I’m full of a mix of relief and apprehension. Relief, because my hip will no longer give out on me or stab … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Knowledge, Possibility and a Little Honey

I’ve written sporadically about my life transformation back in 2001 and the lessons I’ve learned. Today, I’m reminded about what we call knowledge, i.e., what we think we know vs all there is to know. The two things are vastly … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Self-portrait According to Max

A hundred years ago, when I was in high school, my senior art teacher, Max Briggs, taught me two very important lessons. At the time, they probably made no sense, much like what a lot of teachers told me, but … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Don’t ever ask what else could go wrong.

Digital collage © 2014 by Penguin for Peace. It’s finally happened. Normally, I weather the storms of myriad physical issues with humor and a hope that I’ll eventually, somehow magically, feel better. Today’s news has seriously derailed my equanimity, leaving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Physically, you are such a wreck that were you a car, your insurance company would total you. Your muscles are not working properly; you are fatigued, stressed, and looking for answers. Your rheumatologist refers you to a spine guy. You … Continue reading

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