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Who Should I Invite Into My Bomb Shelter?

North Korea has recently been in the news lauding their ability to strike Guam with long range missiles. Andersen Air Force Base is home to the 36th Air Wing who's mission is: "Provide the...

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Terrorism abroad, Paris, Pakistan, Turkey, Brussels. The universal problem of extremists.

As we all know terrorism is a growing problem in todays world. What with the recent attacks in Belgium, and France. What we hear little about is that the Islamic world has been struggling with these...

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The nature of love, a story about Agape.

This is my story. It is why I became a believer, it is why I became an unbeliever. It is why I was suicidal. It is why I decided to pursue nursing. It is why I became a CNA. It is the story that...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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Has our privacy just been sold to the highest bidder?

Far too many politicians seem to run for elected office for nothing more than to leave their mark in the form of legislation which they support and to line their own pockets. The vote on Tuesday to...

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The Axial age, death, religion, human progress, and what it means to be human.

I will post links with more information about what I think are significant developments in human history as I have learned them. I am also interested in other peoples perspective. THIS IS NOT MEANT...

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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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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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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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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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