What I Didn’t Blog About Last Summer

It’s officially fall now. I’d made my peace with summer’s demise weeks ago, so it always takes me by surprise to realize the season is just now “officially” changing. In looking back at summer 2014 once more, I realized there …
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Another Who Didn’t Make It

Like so many people, I felt gut-punched when I heard of Robin Williams’ death. It would have been bad enough if he’d died of a heart attack, cancer, a car accident, a shooting, or any other cause that could have …
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Already a Strange Trip

Frankly, I didn’t expect any real changes when I turned sixty. The prospects of this milestone birthday were more mental than anything. However, the discovery of cancer cells in my pap smear and the news I’d probably have to have …
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Washington DC, Day Five

I let this post slip because there really wasn’t that much to report. We got started home later than normally we would because we were trying to avoid the morning rush in Washington. Mrs. Garmin directed us on a route, …
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Washington DC, Day Four

Today was definitely my best day as far as enduring things well enough and staying active. Last evening, Diamondqueen returned from a pizza run with S.Hooligan with a sack of medicinal supplies from CVS: special blister bandages in two sizes …
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Washington DC, Day Three

I woke up in the middle of the night with my foot stinging. I discovered a huge elongated blister about three inches in length. I treated and bandaged it plus another spot and thought I’d do better with my Crocs-like …
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Washington DC, Day Two

Somehow we all got up, ate breakfast, and got out the door by 8:15 so we could be at the White House by 8:45–recommended early arrival for our 9:00 tour. Naturally we’re in Washington the week the first heat wave …
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Washington DC, Day One

Yep, I’m able to go along on the planned trip to Washington DC with Diamondqueen and the Hooligans. Most of the day was taken with travel, with Diamondqueen doing all the heavy lifting. Although wearying, it actually went well, with …
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Paranormal Fun in Gettysburg

First of all, let me say I’m very open-minded about the paranormal. Okay, okay, I’m a true believer most of the time (see this post regarding one experience I felt very sure about). However, I also exercise healthy skepticism, especially …
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Farewell, Beloved Frankenpuss

This morning Diamondqueen made the brave and totally correct decision to have Frank, her ailing family dog, put down. Her explanation and tribute are here; I have a few thoughts of my own. Frank was a big, goofy sweetheart. He …
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