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Gifts From the Sea

Gifts From the Sea

by VivaLasViejas - This is a companion story to "(Remember) Walking In The Sand", about a simple gesture that leads to an entirely new way of looking at oneself through the eyes of an objective observer.......and the...

The beautiful rotten reality of grief

The beautiful rotten reality of grief

by Liddle Noodnik - Grieving is such an individual, subjective thing. One goes into it with one idea of one's strength, and comes out of it (if one does) with another. One day is different from the next. You think...

Trading Places

Trading Places

by VivaLasViejas - This is a story about two sisters and what "caregiving" really involves when the health of the elder one begins to fail and the younger---a registered nurse specializing in geriatrics---realizes that...

Ta-Tas and the Pink Bracelet

Ta-Tas and the Pink Bracelet

by TopazLover - A pink bracelet with the words"Save the Ta-Tas" is not a fashion statement. It is not an attempt to use nasty slurs. It has no bullying potential. And yet, and yet it was taken from someone who...

"Aw, You're So Cute!" or, How NOT To Treat A Senior Citizen

by VivaLasViejas - Almost everyone has been guilty of it: watching an elderly couple hold hands as they stroll down the street, or hearing someone's 90-year-old grandma tell a story that would make a truck driver...

Strangling democracy

Strangling democracy

by somenurse - While canvassing in political campaigns, I meet many a Democrat who proudly tell me they vote a "mixed" ticket. Funny enough, most Republicans (2/3s) WILL and DO vote a straight ticket, and only...

How to Change the Icon Size on Windows 7 Desktop

How to Change the Icon Size on Windows 7 Desktop

by CaptainPC - "How to Change the Icon Size on Windows 7 Desktop" discusses the default size of desktop icons, and describes two different methods of changing the size of your displayed icons. Also of note is the...

How to Display Windows 7 System Icons on Your Desktop

How to Display Windows 7 System Icons on Your Desktop

by CaptainPC - "How to Display Windows 7 System Icons on Your Desktop" looks at a couple of ways to add System icons to your desktop, such as Computer, Network, Control Panel, Documents, and others. Also noted is...

Some Very Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Some Very Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

by CaptainPC - "Some Very Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts" takes a look at various keyboard shortcuts that can help you zip along while doing tasks in Windows. Some very common Windows commands are explored as...

Cell Phones

Cell Phones

by MusicalCoffee - The convenience of having a phone with us where ever we go is certainly a positive thing. However, now we are beginning to feel as if we can't do anything or go anywhere without making sure our phone...

An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 4

An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 4

by CaptainPC - "An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 4" is the final article in the Introduction to the Book of Acts. Included in the discussion are some background historical, cultural, and political factors...

An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 3

An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 3

by CaptainPC - "An Introduction to the Book of Acts Part 3" continues our introduction to the book as we look at the key verses in the Book of Acts and Luke's main purposes in writing the book. The theology of the...

Canine Seizures: One Family's Story

Canine Seizures: One Family's Story

by nursefrances - This article will describe my personal experience dealing with new onset canine seizures and how we have worked together as a family to love and take care of our family pet through this situation....

Help.....I'm Writing and I Can't Shut Up!!

Help.....I'm Writing and I Can't Shut Up!!

by VivaLasViejas - What happens when my Muse decides to drop an abundance of ideas on the ol' noggin all at once. And to think that only a short time ago, I was in the middle of a creative dry spell so severe that I...

Painter of Light

Painter of Light

by VivaLasViejas - This is a story about an unconventional family and the bonds that form between a mother, a son, and his life partner when they gather for a marathon four-hour hairstyling session, and learn that love...

I can't hide but Why do I have to know so much?

I can't hide but Why do I have to know so much?

by TopazLover - Failing memory happens to lots of us. We age. We have more to remember and more things we recall. What is it like to see this in a loved one and know the path Alzheimer's Disease takes? I don't...

Safely Removing Hardware and Ejecting Media in Windows

Safely Removing Hardware and Ejecting Media in Windows

by CaptainPC - "Safely Removing Hardware and Ejecting Media in Windows" provides an overview of how to safely remove hardware and eject USB media to avoid data corruption and possible device failure. Several easy...

I submitted an excerpt for a novel-writing contest!  :)

I submitted an excerpt for a novel-writing contest! :)

by Liddle Noodnik - I am an RN (currently retired) and a budding novelist! It is so exciting to be (finally!) putting myself out there! I KNOW there are other nurses out there who write? Do you? Or do you have goals and...

In a recent interview I was asked, where do I see myself in 10 years

In a recent interview I was asked, where do I see myself in 10 years

by madwife2002 - At age 50 I was asked where do I see myself in the next ten years. The question took me by surprise and got me thinking about my chaotic first 50 years of my life and where I will actually be in ten...

Another Trip Around the Sun

by VivaLasViejas - A nurse approaching her later middle years offers a few reflections on a birthday that marks the end of a rocky year, and reminds the celebrant of all that has been lost in the battle.....and all the...

One Big Lie

One Big Lie

by nkochrn - How many times a day does someone ask you, "How are you?" How many times a day do you reply with a "fine," "okay," or "good?" How many times is that reply a big fat lie? As the person asking, "How...

What are Your Favorite Christmas Traditions?

What are Your Favorite Christmas Traditions?

by tnbutterfly - In our family, traditions have always been important, especially at this time of year. Don't get overwhelmed trying to make the perfect Christmas. Remember, it's really the things that you can't buy...

Surf the Web Securely Using A VPN

Surf the Web Securely Using A VPN

by CaptainPC - "Surf the Web Securely Using A VPN" discusses the best reason to use a virtual private network to secure your computer for online use. The most vulnerable environment is your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot,...

Useful Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Useful Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

by CaptainPC - "Useful Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts" considers a few very helpful keyboard shortcuts that can enhance productivity. Efficient use of keyboard shortcuts can trim considerable time off of typical...


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