On Everyday Life

Waiting for the Other Egg to Drop

April 18, 2014

On this Good Friday before Easter, my mind turns to eggs. Not the commercialized Easter eggs Robin’s eggs As in the robin and its nest outside my office window It seems she’s been sitting awhile in that nest. Where are the babies? My writer’s curiosity got the better of me. So I did what every […]

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Do Sidewalks Grow?

August 30, 2013

The close of another summer leaves me deep in thought. I marvel at the remarkable world we live in and the strange things we humans do. Here are a few of those profound thoughts. Do Sidewalks Grow? You think this is a no-brainer. Of course, sidewalks do not grow. Then why is it so many of us water […]

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A Father’s Influence

May 2, 2013

Today my dad would have been 94 years old. Dad passed away in 2007, but I feel his presence every day. I shared in my eulogy to Dad some of the things I loved about him. With the blessing of my dad’s blue eyes, I see so much of my dad in me. Some good – […]

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Single-Handedly Supporting Health Care

April 4, 2013

For someone so healthy, I sure have been hanging out with doctors lately. Two cataract surgeries last year Two mammogram screenings in February Annual physical in February And surgery this week to remove a lesion What’s next? Dentures? Sheesh. A Different Kind of Healthy My overall health should keep my time with doctors to a […]

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Where Fools Tread Lightly

March 28, 2013

I’m not quite sure what it says about us that April Fools’ Day has been around for centuries. Although we may not agree on the name itself – April Fools’, April’s Fools or All Fools’ Day, we do love our tradition. And no person enjoyed the day more than my mother. A Simple Approach There […]

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When Statistics Don’t Matter

February 21, 2013

We rationalize life events with the odds stacked on our side. Most people do this The majority do that Chances are, I’m right When I received the dreaded call-back on the heels of my mammogram, I knew the odds. Statistics were on my side. Only 8% to 10% of call-backs require a biopsy 80% of […]

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Create Your Own Spontaneous Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

I admit it. I have never been a huge Valentine’s Day fan. Perhaps it’s because no matter what stage of my life I was in, I was usually single on Valentine’s Day. This is not a pathetic plea for empathy. Life just worked out that way. I’ve never been married When I was dating, more […]

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Baby Boomer Caught in the Middle

September 20, 2012

Maybe my birth order has something to do with it (middle child of seven). Or perhaps it was the era I was born into. “It” is the feeling of being caught in the middle But, I don’t mean that in a negative way In fact, in many ways, I find it a blessing. Let me […]

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Doctor Doctor Give Me the News

September 13, 2012

Trust me, my next line is NOT ~ I’ve got a bad case of loving you. First, it’s horrible grammar Second, the doctor did not impress Healthy Impressions My good health (knock on wood) means I have a limited number of doctor’s visits. Annual physical Preventive care visits I was overdue for an eye exam. […]

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Maybe It’s Not Location-Location-Location

July 19, 2012

 An Idaho morning If you would have told me five years ago my home location would be Boise, Idaho, I would have called the men in the white coats. Maybe for me instead of you. I was born in the Midwest But, lived most of my life in California A good portion in lovely San Diego […]

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