These Tumultuous Times

Every now and then, when checking to confirm that a blog has posted properly, I'll follow one of the the "more from this author" links and catch a glimpse into a past state of mind. Today, I'm happy and grateful. My health is the best it's been in nearly a decade. I have a great... Continue Reading →

Being Broke Can Be Fun

If you were totally broke the rest of your life, do you think you could still enjoy yourself? I've spent most of my life on a very limited income, one mistake away from calamity. Yet, I still found ways to have fun without spending money. Most people, unfortunately, don't seem to recognize the hardship as... Continue Reading →

Asymptomatic COVID

Next month, I'll be traveling for the first time since 2019. Due to immunological dysfunction, I've been a bit nervous about getting on a plane. While the pandemic is over for most, it's still on my radar. I am unvaccinated. I had a severe allergic reaction to a medical device and the ingredient suspected to... Continue Reading →

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. Sean O'Casey There’s a lot of literature that shows that modern humans are, more or less, living in a perpetual state of "fight or flight" response.... Continue Reading →

Web Miscellany: Compilation #111

Hello friends, and Happy Memorial Day! To those who served our beautiful country, thank you! For those lucky enjoy to have a long weekend, enjoy! I had the pleasure of visiting friends at the cabin in the woods. In the early 1900s, their home began as a one-room stagecoach stop for miners coming to work... Continue Reading →

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

As a teen, I came across Sharon Old's poem The Knowing and decided that feeling she describes was my prerequisite for intimacy. Feeling safe in someone’s energy is a different type of intimacy, and something I didn't experience until my current partner. That feeling of peace and protection is definitely underrated. That's what I was... Continue Reading →

The City The Grew Around Me

"When I first moved to Phoenix, my grandma took every opportunity to tell her friends that she was older than the state her grandson now called home." When my chiropractor told me this the other day, I cocked me head to the side to consider the comment. But, indeed, his grandma (born in 1910) was... Continue Reading →

Mid-May Update

The weekend is upon us yet again! It feels like this year is just flying by. The days are here and then gone in a flash. It's not just me, right? It's hard to keep track of everything. My last post generated some great discussions. Thanks to everyone who took time to read and comment... Continue Reading →

The Turning Point in My Journey

Earlier this week, my boyfriend and I had an appointment with our physician to review our lab results. I mentioned that good things were brewing, and I think the tea is just about steeped. The presence of mycotoxins in our bodies has been confirmed, and our levels match the symptoms of thousands of other patients.... Continue Reading →

Good Things Are Brewing

For the next two weeks, I'll be running on all cylinders. Since January, my health has taken a dip, so my energy reserves are already a bit depleted. My organization will be hosting an audit and I'm the site coordinator, meaning I'll be on-call from 5AM to 2PM my time for 10 business days straight.... Continue Reading →

Four Generations in the Same Room

Over the weekend, my parents went out to dinner with my grandmother, all her kids, and the spouses to celebrate an upcoming birthday. During dinner, my 91-year-old grandmother lamented that none of her grandchildren have gotten married or had children yet. We range from ages 18 to 34 and, since my cousin passed from cancer... Continue Reading →

Catastrophes and Contingencies

Nearly two years ago, I learned my my chronic illness was due to toxic mold exposure in my home. Shortly thereafter, it was determined that the mold, and thus my injuries, were due to HOA negligence. Meanwhile, my partner and I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars--our own, and that borrowed from and gifted... Continue Reading →

Sayonara, Mr. Squirrel

I have a rich inner life. That is to say, I'm a bit strange. The things that interest others, I could care less about. Fashion, sports, television, and the newest restaurant? Yawn. Give me a jigsaw puzzle, access to a medical journal, or history documentaries, however, and I'll disappear for days at a time. One... Continue Reading →

An Update on HOA Hell

Have you been anxiously awaiting my update on my HOA hell? I bet you have. The HOA board elections results were announced earlier this week. My boyfriend and another neighbor were elected last year, so they're in the middle of serving their two-year term. That left three open seats. And the winners are....drum-roll, please: The... Continue Reading →

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