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Back Online!

I slept well last night so I decided that this would be the day when I stay on the phone with Blue Host until my website problem gets solved. I wondered if the problem was related to all my banking changes last summer and not a technical support issue?  I dialed billing this time and clenched…

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Sanity Sewing

Taking care of crabby elderly parents is tough, physically and mentally. Healthcare system workers – even docs – can be grumpy and uncaring. The senior care system is abysmal. One night last week the dinner menu: bologna and cheese sandwiches (I eat with Mom every night). Add to that, parents always saying “WHAT” because they cannot hear.…

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Who Doesn’t?

Bumblebees play an important role in our gardens by pollinating flowers. Without them, we would be without juicy tomatoes and luscious sweet corn. We would live in a world without cucumbers and squash, chilis and eggplant. Considering their all-important role, I think bumblebees deserve a loftier name, such as Emperor or Empress Bee. Why not!!…

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Footfall

  I walk in diverse terrains: rocky paths through the desert, long switchbacks up a mountainside, unmarked trails along rivers. A favorite adventure is in Great Sand Dunes National Park, in Southern Colorado, where I walk for miles in an ankle-deep seasonal stream that flows alongside the dune. Right now, in Ohio, I take historic…

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The Great RV Nursing Home Caper

I escorted Mom to her primary care doctor on Friday. We shared with her some of the issues at the nursing/rehab center. Doc: Take them both with you. Me: Sputter, sputter. I am flabbergasted since she knows nothing about my traveling lifestyle, only that I live out-of-town.  Me: I live in an RV and travel…

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Who Let the Savages Out?

I cringe when I read American History and find a passage where native people are called “savages.” The term comes loaded with judgment and derision. Lowly savages! A decade ago, after reading several books that portray the atrocities Columbus and his men committed on the Caribbean Islands and elsewhere, I realized that the real savages in…

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Mr. Bojangles

“Mr. Bojangles”  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band I knew a man Bojangles and he’d dance for you In worn out shoes With silver hair, a ragged shirt, and baggy pants The old soft shoe He jumped so high, jumped so high Then he lightly touched downI met him in a cell in New Orleans I was…