Living in My Own Private Hell

I do apologize for the language in my title, but there really is no other way to describe what living with chronic nerve pain is like. Honest to Pete, just when I think I am coming out the other side of it all or it’s settling (I think I jinxed it in my last post, …

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Alright, So I am a Teacher… In Pandemic Times Nonetheless

But please understand, I don't want to be defined by my choice of profession which is why I haven't disclosed what my job is before on my blog. So much of what I do is public and open to public scrutiny that I just wanted to be able to keep at least one part of …

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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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Private Answers in a Publicly Funded System?

  One simple phone call and two business days later, I was driving across the city to my much-needed MRI appointment.  I bet you are thinking, Wow--Canada must have a super efficient healthcare system.  Impressive!  That's the place to go for help.  I would be of the same mindset if I were reading this.  Almost …

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