Category Archives: Health care

Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 32)–The richness of being hand-to-mouth

A roof over my head and food on my plate. Yesterday, completely by happenstance, I got the chance to meet someone a little better. I’d just dropped my third grade daughter at the church for her regular choir practice, and was … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 2)

My mental cutting room floor has a few discarded ‘likes’ lying there this morning–rock music (Cream; Yes; Hendrix; Captain Beefheart; Jeff Beck: Clapton…); afro hairstyles (sings the theme for ‘Hair’ :-))…. But, to the surface, floated the following. Don’t seek rhyme … Continue reading

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Signal failure?

I stumbled into the karate studio yesterday evening, just a little early so that I could stretch. I saw a boy, who is about 8 years old, holding his head and just starting to cry. The head instructor called the … Continue reading

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A bag full of it

In the spirit of intolerance, I have to draw this little piece of public policy to wider attention. Where I live, the local governments have imposed a bag tax: 5 cents for (paper and plastic) disposable bags, whether in supermarkets … Continue reading

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Simply speaking: Thank you, brown paper bag

My Saturdays have become quite simple in recent weeks; I’ve been trying to keep things simple and quiet. This Saturday, I craved some exercise so went to an early morning kick boxing class, after breakfast. The previous day’s burst of … Continue reading

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Bugaboo

It’s been bugging me for several days, so I have to get it out of my system. Why are some people (I dare not label it with any gender or age qualifiers) terrified of insects? I can understand some of … Continue reading

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Never too old to learn?

It’s a well-worn adage that ‘You’re never too old to learn’. The fact that I decided to retire in my mid-50s makes me an odd bird in the eyes of many. But, it also gives me a chance to test … Continue reading

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