Home for the Holidays

As far as I know, none of my “family of origin” managed to get together for Christmas dinner this year. As you may have surmised, my blood relatives are not all that close. Although I was invited to my brother’s, given my current mental (and medical)...

Avoiding the “riffraff”

It was a Sunday morning in late November. I was out of town for another Holiday Bazaar, and I was hungry. So I’m sitting at a diner, waiting for my breakfast, browsing through The Seattle Times—something I rarely, if ever, have the time or opportunity to do—when...

My very own Cardio Doc

Who knew that Rick’s heart problems were “contagious?” Yeah, that’s said with definite tongue in cheek. I’m looking for some way to put a humorous spin on a very serious subject. Turns out that STRESS, particularly the chronic kind that...

Driving meditations

We’ve all done it. At one time or another, we’ve all been driving along and suddenly wonder how we got to where we are with no conscious memory of how we got there. And I don’t know about you, but it totally freaks me out. I try to be a very alert...

Writing a Guest Blog

For close to a year now, I’ve had two “Guest Blogs” posted on the Cranky Fitness site every month. It began late last December, when I contacted 15 “health and fitness” bloggers to see if they’d like a brief respite in their own...
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