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Archive for October, 2012

Midnighters and Sunsetters

Image courtesy of Jeremy Little via Flikr.

Image courtesy of Jeremy Little via Flikr.

I’m sure there are a lot of people that are wondering what that title means.  Here’s the short of it:  One lives in the dark while the other one lives only in the daylight.  They are both medical conditions that affect people that have worked different shifts throughout their working lives. (more…)

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The Pony Ride

Thank you, Mike L, for your inspiration!

Image courtesy of Randy Wick via Flikr.

Image courtesy of Randy Wick via Flikr.

There are times in life when a merry-go-round sounds so simple.  You can jump on a horse or other character that goes around in a circle until the vendor says it’s time to quit.  It goes up and down and you hear the carnival music that goes with it.  It’s fun.  It’s tame.  It’s safe.  But for some of us, it isn’t that simple, but rather the memories that we have of the real animals that are depicted on that ride. (more…)

The Curse Within

This post is dedicated to the many victims of cancer, their families and the survivors that give us the inspiration to find a cure.  Most notably to a survivor that has given me the inspiration to share this story:  Mike L.  Thank  you, Mike.

A physical is just a physical, right?  Nothing to worry about.  You get some blood work done, possibly an EKG for your heart and you might get an x-ray for your chest or even some scope testing for your colon or your stomach.  That’s totally routine.  So you go through all of that unpleasantness and then wait for your doctor to give you your clean bill of health.  You did all that is recommended in taking care of yourself. (more…)

Crockpot Cinnamon Almonds

Image courtesty detrimentalbeuty.com via her site.I have to tell you that this recipe is great!  Have you ever been to a ball park or a carnival and smelled the scent of the almonds roasting?  That is one of the best smells I remember throughout my life.  But they are expensive when you buy them there.  However, you can’t argue with the great treat that they have.  What if you could have them at home?  Now you can.  I got this recipe from detrimentalbeauty.com, and the picture is hers as well.  So here it is.  (Thanks for sharing this great recipe!) (more…)

A Peek into Your Soul

Image courtesy of Per Ola Wiberg via Flikr.“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” Marsha Norman

There are times that you have to wonder what your soul really says about you.  Does it ever really reveal itself to other people?  I would guess that it doesn’t always come out of the corner it hides in.  Usually, it hides under a blanket that says, “I don’t care,” or one that says “Go away.”  But what are the thoughts that are under that blanket? (more…)

The Life of a Nomad

Image courtesy of Beatrice Murtch via Flikr.I recently watched a television show about “Gypsies” and the nomadic life that they have.  Quite frankly, the excitement of going from place to place and seeing so many different things seemed to be a great way to live.  But then I had to wonder how they make a living.  I guess that’s the down-side of that type of life. (more…)