Meanwhile…

I hate posts that start out "sorry I haven't written lately, but..." so I won't do that today. Or I could pretend I'm going to confession... "Forgive me, dear reader, it's been four months since my last post..." It's been a hard four months. Bad doctor visits, disappointing MRI results, frustration and pain all around. …

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Reflecting on 2014 goals…

It's New Year's Eve. Usually this is the day I spend gearing up and getting ready to launch my new goals. Today is different because I didn't accomplish a single, not one SINGLE, goal that I set for 2014. And they were excellent goals. I put a lot of time, thought, and planning into my …

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In honor of Bailey…

Bailey passed away in her sleep early Christmas morning. She looked very peaceful and comfortable. I guess taking the final decision away from us was her Christmas gift to us. In order to honor this member of our family who has been a trusted friend, confidant, protector, and companion to all four of us for …

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Observations after two-week media fast…

I warn you now that this may be more rambling than I usually engage in. My two-week media fast was not in search of spiritual clarity or any esoteric goal, but was due to headaches and migraines which blur my vision and exacerbate my light sensitivity. I stayed off the computer for the most part, and …

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Creating with Disabilities

"It was a dark and stormy night..." is the opening phrase of Bulwer-Lytton's Paul Clifford (1830), and since then popular culture and the literati have either praised it as the best hook or mocked it as the worst first line and an example of what not to do. Here in North Texas, a dark and …

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The topic today is CARDS…

… mainly because tomorrow is Father’s Day, and because I’ve spent too much of my free time lately playing Solitaire. My son has gotten me completely addicted to the Microsoft Solitaire Collection app. It has daily challenges around five games: FreeCell, Spider, Klondike, Pyramid, and TriPeaks. But my obsession goes back much further. I blame …

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Hi, my name is Kathryn and I’m an addict…

...or perhaps I should title this post "Eulogy for an Android." I am choosing to go "old school" for a few months until my husband graduates and learns if we will be moving for his new job. This choice was made Thursday when my Android self-destructed beyond repair. Thankfully a kind friend gave me his old cell phone, …

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Motivation to jump-start 2014

I love swimming. Seriously. I LOVE swimming. I don't place any stock in astrology, but I am a Pisces and I am fascinated by marine biology --especially dolphins and whales-- and my happy place is always near water, specifically the Pacific Ocean at sunset. Did I mention I love swimming? I grew up swimming in …

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Wishing You a Successful 2014

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ― Robert H. Schuller This question repeatedly popped up over the last month. It inspires dreaming. If I couldn't fail... If money wasn't an issue... If I had no one else to consider... What would I do? Do you know what you would …

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Texas Ice Storm 2013

...just a quick "Hey Y'all"... Apparently anyone watching the news knows North Texas was hit with a crazy ice storm. We were without electricity for only 18 hours, so not too terrible. We are still without internet and TV. Our provider says Friday is the earliest we will get service back. Lack of internet has …

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