Tag Archives: danger

The Biggest Health Risks of Hoarding

My Featured Blogger this week is actually a journalist, Jocasta Lennon, a freelance writer “with a passion for the eclectic and unusual.” When Jocasta first approached me, I was delighted that she considered this a place for talented new writers … Continue reading

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Hope is More Virulent than Fear

It was our last “normal” day together. Sunday (after online church, hmm), we ate at a favorite local restaurant (remember those?), and watched a movie at a local theater (remember those?). It was The Invisible Man, an excellent film about … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Moments

Is the universe laughing behind our backs, or does it simply have a different agenda? Sometimes life is beautiful, sometimes it’s weird, mostly it’s just unpredictable. Which is pretty cool. Most of the time. (Click on any image to enlarge … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Animals Just Love Me to Death I love animals. And as a result, I suppose, as with humans, few are indifferent to me. Most think I’m swell. But some, like humans, want to kill me. The latter are the source of … Continue reading

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Extremely!

My wife and I decided to do a Memorial Day Day Trip (technically that’s not a redundancy) to Clifty Falls State Park, near the charming historical town of Madison, Indiana. We last visited seven years ago. Why so long in … Continue reading

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Courage is…

“Courage is the greatest of all weapons, but it’s also an invisible one. You don’t know whether you have it until you’re called upon to use it.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 103

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My Leap of Life

You’re caught in a blinding blizzard and you reach the edge of a cliff. The way back is death. The way forward is unknowable. And so you leap, hoping—without evidence—that you will land on something, rather than plunge into the … Continue reading

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