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Fun Fact: I Can’t Swim

My dad threw me in a swimming pool when I was 7. He thought that I would immediately learn to swim in order to save myself. Well, I didn't. I sank slowly to the bottom. My dad pulled me out of the pool. I never was angry with him for doing this, probably because I... Continue Reading →

Working on Us, Week 6

On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information, click here. The rules are below. This week, I... Continue Reading →

Public Transportation Anxiety

Part of what happens when I'm anxious about going somewhere is that I obsess about things that could go wrong. I can't rid my mind of these thoughts. What if it's crowded? What if there's a delay? So I've learned to be prepared for the outing. My husband drives me everywhere because I can't drive, so... Continue Reading →

Former Feral

My cat, Hee Seop (HE-sop), passed away in October 2018. His legs suddenly became paralyzed one afternoon, and he had trouble walking. We took him to the emergency vet immediately, where they told us his prognosis was bad and that he was in a lot of pain. (You can read about it here.) We knew... Continue Reading →

Fail Better

Long ago, I owned a t-shirt with this quote on it, and the quote became my favorite. It was from grad school, specifically the MFA Creative Writing program at the university. I wish I knew what happened to the t-shirt. I'm pretty sure they're no longer available. I first learned of Samuel Beckett in high... Continue Reading →

Question Fun: The Silliest Questions

Question Fun Season 2 – Game 11 Part 2 Question Fun Directory Welcome to Once a Week Question Fun! An easy game, and more so if you love questions!  Each game has a topic, and then there are 22 questions relating to the topic – they can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought... Continue Reading →

Self-Care: Chiropractic Care

My lower (and sometimes upper) back is killing me. It has been since sometime last year or maybe last autumn. I can't remember. At first I attributed this to sleeping on the couch which I did almost every night because of my insomnia. Then I thought it was because of the bed. For weeks now... Continue Reading →

Working on Us, Week 5

On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information and the guidelines, click here. This week, I... Continue Reading →

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