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on the bad days…

I was thinking of my life 10 years ago. Just 10 years ago. Another lifetime. I was just past 50 years old. Felt very young. Felt like I was on my way. Life was full. Lots going on. My kids … Continue reading

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pain, reconsidered

Pain does some weird things to a person. Over the last 48 hours I’ve moved from contentment to dread to deep discomfort with my discomfort. In the process, I hit a brick wall of fear and sadness. Pretty typical. Depression … Continue reading

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freeze frame

I wrote this yesterday evening and hesitated posing it. Not for any reason, just did. Yesterday was the kind of day, had you come to the high desert, you’d want to linger for a bit. Today I want to put … Continue reading

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out of place

The other day on Facebook, I wrote about how I feel like I’m becoming invisible. That day the feeling was so intense, I felt as if I might just fade into the desert landscape and blow away. I wondered what … Continue reading

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emergency…

I’ve been dealing with my own food issues lately, along with body/mind stuff. I seem to be heading into a perfect storm of autoimmune issues along with the usual health-related matters I sometimes discuss here. More on that another time. … Continue reading

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three women

I know a woman whose heart was sick. She was being prepared to receive another heart. Maybe another small, gentle woman’s heart, tucked into her chest, ready to keep beating and give my friend new life. I was up late … Continue reading

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heedless no more?

Everything in our bodies is interconnected; I couldn’t tell you specifically and scientifically how some of the feedback loops work, but I can see that they do work together. My doctors tell me they do. Which is interesting because it’s … Continue reading

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