Category Archives: Health

Faith, Friends and Fortitude

“A wife of noble character, who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.“  Proverbs 31:10 I hadn’t hugged her for years.   Not because of a jealous mate, but because one of us had cooties.  Lin had bad blood … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Old Attitudes

They are kids with wrinkled skin who wear plenty of attitude. Shuttle vans park outside the main entrance to cart them to and fro, whether to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping or to the movies.  Panel doors slide open and wheel … Continue reading

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January Tanning at 40 Degrees North

 ”On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.”  Erma Bombeck Suntan lotion sales melt at forty degrees north.  Especially … Continue reading

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Weight Watcher’s Journey May Require Duct Tape

The adult arm weighs eight pounds, about five percent of one’s body weight.  Thanks to my holiday junk food diet, I’m that much heavier.  I awoke this morning and had an epiphany: I still have the same arms.  The calories … Continue reading

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Worn out body parts can be replaced

“It’s shot,” he said.  “Are you sure?” I asked.  “Positive.” This exchange wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon.  I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the … Continue reading

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