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Esme12

Casper the Friendly Ghost

In 2003 we drove to New York to pick up a puppy. I have always loved the breed.... so we picked up our ....."weim-a-what?" is what we always heard. I told the kids the the Weimaraner is known...

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travleur

Cycling the Mighty Danube

The river holds many attractions, after all. Spanning thousands of years of rich and eventful history, it offers stunning national parks, unique archeological sites, and unbeatable cultural and...

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Dating
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TheCommuter

Men Who Fail To Launch Into Adulthood

A skyrocketing number of young adults, mostly men, are trapped in perpetual stasis and have been failing to launch into adulthood. Does this trend have any long-term implications regarding social...

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Health Tips
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NaishaStudentNurse

The Nursing School Workout

Even before I entered nursing school I heard horror stories of excessive weight gain or extreme weight loss. Needless to say the other "side effects" were equally horrifying. I finally came to terms...

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Lifestyle
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ElvishDNP

The Dad He Didn't Have To Be

I am fortunate enough to have a stepfather who has gone to great lengths for me. There for my formative years and beyond. Always a great sense of humor. He's a great human being and I'd like to pay a...

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Aging
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VivaLasViejas

Trading Places

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...

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Lifestyle
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Purple_Scrubs

Confessions of Another Mother

Being a foster parent is something of an enigma. You are simultaneously a parent, but not a parent, and never are you the only parent. Here, a foster mother finds herself lamenting on motherhood,...

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VivaLasViejas

Recovery: A Journey, Not a Destination

Here's a cautionary tale of the lessons learned from a relapse that occurred more than two decades after this nurse achieved sobriety. Though the means were different, the motive for violating...

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Noela08

When Elmo takes over and mommy fights back!

The character in this story is my son, who was 3 years old. He is now 16 years old and full of wisdom and knowledge. Thanks to me and cable TV, the internet and Family Guy, he is filled with good...

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Vacations
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TheCommuter

Random Thoughts on New Orleans

New Orleans, also known as the 'Big Easy' and 'NOLA,' is a Southern city entrenched in tradition and permeated with a uniquely special culture. This piece lists my random thoughts as a visitor to New...

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Politics
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Strangling democracy

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...

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20a

The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use....

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Dating
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TheCommuter

Don't Waste Your Limited Time

I once heard a wise saying: "You can bring him to the used car lot, but you cannot make him buy the car." In other words, if a man has said that he does not want to marry or have children, there's...

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The Latest Medicare Proposals - More Cuts to Providers, Means Testing, and Rationing

This blog discusses the politicians' familiar knee-jerk solution to the Medicare solvency crisis - making ever deeper cuts in reimbursements to providers. It also discusses how means testing will...

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chiandre

Cinderella - Nursing Labor and Delivery

Cinderella story is a traditional story. For me, it was more than a story, it was real. It was just another busy night in the labor and delivery unit. Nurses were running around trying to give the...

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VivaLasViejas

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...

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Cafe
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TheCommuter

The Technological Hermit

I'm a self-described technological hermit who has an arsenal of outdated gadgetry. My computer and clunky tube TVs were manufactured circa 2003. I bought my very first smartphone this year, and prior...

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Years Well Spent

Written in loving memory of all those we have taken care of throughout our years of nursing experience. The ones that have touched our hearts as we have walked this journey with them. The man as...

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Yoga for youth

What a treat it is to find that even in my fifties, I am not too out of shape (or too young) for this type of mentally and physically beneficial stretching, toning, and yes, exercising. I was so...

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The Case Against the New Health Care Law (PPACA)

The lynchpin of the PPACA is the individual insurance mandate. Without the individual mandate, the entire health care reform legislation loses its base of support and ultimately collapses. To date,...

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A Worshiper's Heart Devotional: Ducks in a Row

Simple things in life, like a family of ducks, can teach life lessons that uplift and encourage. Who would ever think that seeing a group of little feathered creatures and a man trying to save them...

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Aging
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VivaLasViejas

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...

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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Parts 22 & 23 (END)

The near-end (I can't resist an epilogue) of the ten-month saga of two women at a lighthouse. Due to the short nature of sections 22 and 23, they have been published below together. The epilogue...

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SoldierNurse22

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 5

The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use....

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