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VivaLasViejas

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    Black Roses

    Black Roses

    Please come and join me for a brief journey inside the world of a deeply troubled woman who is contemplating self-deliverance from an existence that has turned bitter in late midlife. Don't be afraid.…

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    Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

    Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

    I used to be so proud of my sobriety.

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    Reversal of Fortune

    Reversal of Fortune

    Every once in a while, the cosmic tumblers click into place and grant some poor slob a stunning reversal of fortune that not only proves that they're not the loser they thought they were, but that eve…

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    We Gather Together

    We Gather Together

    In a year characterized by multiple difficulties and serious setbacks, a nurse looks back over the previous twelve months and decides that her attitude will be one of gratitude instead of disappointme…

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    Jury-Rigged

    Jury-Rigged

    It's as regular as rain in this nurse's life: the biennial notification that she has once again been selected for jury service. Join her as she discovers that there really is a get-out-of-jury-duty-fr…

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    To Everything, There Is a Season

    To Everything, There Is a Season

    A fiftysomething nurse and writer recalls a moment in the late 1960s, when homecoming parades and perfect fall afternoons were highlights of small-town American life. It was a time before our high-sch…

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    So Long as We Both Shall Live

    So Long as We Both Shall Live

    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. W…

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

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

    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 one…

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    Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

    Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

    .....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 Ameri…

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    The Litter Box Incident

    The Litter Box Incident

    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 abs…

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    The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made

    The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made

    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 a…

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    Stupid People Tricks

    Stupid People Tricks

    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 it…

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