Writing Again

Four years ago, I took a chance and entered into the world of blogging.  It's hard to believe that it has been that long already, as I still vividly remember explaining what a blog was to my brother-in-law at a dinner that he and his wife had hosted for us shortly after I began Jibber …

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Such is Our Life Now

Staying home, social distancing, disinfecting? As best we can! Anxious, scared, panicky? Understandable. Uprooted, bored, stuck? Most likely. Disconnected, too connected, in limbo? Simultaneously. Wondering, waiting, wondering? Yah, I hear you. Planning, saving, anticipating? Maybe. Cleaning, cooking, organizing? Always. Learning, discovering, rediscovering? Thinking so. Playing, creating, inventing? Hopefully. Reaching out, praying, helping. When possible. Loving, …

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Are We Really Turning Into Our Parents?

What do rising meat prices and falling asleep in a rocker have in common? Well, they are two subjects that I SWORE as a kid I would either never a) discuss or b) find myself doing and yet here I am. Proud owner of both. But that's just it...I'm not exactly happy about it. The …

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”Down With the Bad, Up With the Good”

It's been twenty-one weeks today. Twenty-one. Whole. Weeks. Typically, when a person refers to time in something other than the obvious measure, such as weeks versus months in my case, one can deduce that there must be a specific reason for doing so. In my lifetime, I've often used such a comparison of time when …

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The Suffocation of Chronic Pain

Is my ankle pain life-threatening? Thankfully not! Could things be worse for me? Yes, most definitely. Just the same, my recent and worse flare-up yet has left me with a few realizations. Funny how 'forced' inactivity affords a person extra time to think--time to think about the bad, appreciate the good and question the in-between.  …

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