Monthly Archives: November 2011

Doctor, doctor, give me the news

On Friday, November 18th I posted on how I was having severe problems with my right side.  My face was numb, my right leg and arm were going wherever they wanted and I was having difficulty breathing.  After I was … Continue reading

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Some reasons I am thankful on Thanksgiving

I know that some people will say that this is a day late and a dollar short since yesterday was Thanksgiving Day.  However, I needed the time to really think about what I was thankful for this past year. Over … Continue reading

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The pie man

Today is Thanksgiving, and I was tasked with making desserts for today.  I was given free rein to make what I wanted, so I went a little nuts and spent yesterday baking. I love to cook and try different things.  … Continue reading

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Memories, like the corners of my mind

Memory.  Webster’s on-line dictionary defines it as:  1. a : the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms b : the store of things learned and retained from an organism’s … Continue reading

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To an uncle and a special woman – THANK YOU!

I have lived in my humble little house for over fifteen years now, and only once have I had to call a contractor to do any work.  I was replacing the circuit breaker box, upgrading it from a 60 to … Continue reading

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Nerve endings for 1000, Alex.

Today is not a good day.  I knew as soon as I got up that it was going to suck, and it has. The right side of my body has decided to go on strike, with my leg, arm and … Continue reading

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Spinal Tap – NOT the movie

Friday, 11/11/11 was not a “lucky day” for me personally.  I got to experience the joys of having a cerebral spinal fluid test (CSF), or as it is more commonly know, a lumbar puncture or spinal tap. If you have … Continue reading

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Thank you to our veterans on this Veteran’s Day!

Today is November 11, the day set aside to remember those that have served in the armed forces of this nation.  Whether they were Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard, these men and women daily put their lives … Continue reading

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No sympathy for Joe Pa

For a number of years, during my professional career, I worked as a child abuse  investigator for the state.  I investigated over three hundred cases of abuse, mostly sexual. Many could be called “Romeo and Juliet” cases, where the girl … Continue reading

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Curiosity and the cat

This past Sunday a friend of mine came over to help me work on a car.  There was a time that I could do most things on my own, but with my physical problems it is getting harder and harder … Continue reading

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