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The iPad Mini is compact and durable.

The iPad Mini is compact and durable.

by traumaRUs - I have had an iPad Mini for several months now. I am into all things Apple so I must be honest and let everyone know up front that I am a little biased. However, since few reviewers are completely...

So Long As We Both Shall Live

So Long As We Both Shall Live

by VivaLasViejas - As the anniversary of our wedding day approaches, so always does a time of reflection on what my husband and I have accomplished in our marriage, and what we hope to accomplish in the years to come....

A Worshiper's Heart: Devotionals for Daily Living, Part 1

A Worshiper's Heart: Devotionals for Daily Living, Part 1

by nursefrances - This is the first in a series of Christian devotionals. The goal of these writings is to touch the heart, spark a meaningful thought or feeling, and encourage those who need encouragement with the...

When The Rain Begins to Fall

When The Rain Begins to Fall

by SoldierNurse22 - The semi-coherent ramblings of a soldier working a small clinic in a small MEDDAC, somewhere in the USA. Written during the furloughs this summer, this is a story of a nurse, soldier and human being...

The Litter Box Incident

The Litter Box Incident

by VivaLasViejas - Instead of the gloom and doom that's become standard fare for me lately, here's a refreshing and (hopefully) amusing little tale of over-eagerness, cat-litter box changes, and what happens when an...

The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made

The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made

by VivaLasViejas - I've walked folks through this process literally hundreds of times: a family worn down by the care of their elderly loved one finally comes to the conclusion that they can no longer take care of her...

Stupid People Tricks

Stupid People Tricks

by VivaLasViejas - Here's a slightly embarrassing story of what happens when a directionally dyslexic female gets lost in a big, big building and then goes out to find her car in a big, big parking lot......sees that...

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...

Acumen Electronic Medical Record is simple to use.

Acumen Electronic Medical Record is simple to use.

by traumaRUs - We are all familiar with electronic medical records. As we go forward we are finding how our documentation is linked to reimbursement. This makes it extremely important that we thoroughly...

A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Crayons and Paper, A Lesson of Grace

A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Crayons and Paper, A Lesson of Grace

by nursefrances - Have you ever thought about how our Lord desires our companionship and worship? The One who holds the heavens in the palm of His hand, the One who created the universe. He wants to spend time with...

If You're Clumsy and You Know It, Pour Your Meds

If You're Clumsy and You Know It, Pour Your Meds

by VivaLasViejas - Ah, the indignities of late middle age: needing stronger glasses every year.....discovering that crepe-paper has replaced the skin on your hands......having to take enough prescriptions to require...

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

by VivaLasViejas - .....on that September day, now twelve years in the past, yet which is ever present in our hearts and minds as we face new threats of war. Journey back in time for a moment to that morning, when...

Human Foods Which Cats Can't Eat

Human Foods Which Cats Can't Eat

by sharpeimom - Often it is tempting to share our food with the family pet, and most of us are guilty of slipping the odd tasty morsel. If you do indulge your cat, it is strongly advised you check out this list...

When Last We Danced

When Last We Danced

by SoldierNurse22 - I was home again. The chilly winds of my native northern state were surprisingly brisk compared to the warmer weather of my Maryland/DC station. I was watching the wedding that was happening before...

Wisdom from an Unlikely Source

Wisdom from an Unlikely Source

by CheesePotato - I find that whenever I think I've got the answers life likes to hand me not a slice of humble pie, oh no, but the whole darn pastry. After all, it's hard to swallow the idea that something or...

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...


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