Category Archives: family

Voodoo in the Twilight Zone

 I celebrate the completion of even the most mundane task, especially when I manage to accomplish something in the most efficient, most logical manner. However, this orderly approach is rare. I am prone to episodes of extreme disorganization: my shoes … Continue reading

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Pereidolia: Do you see that face in the clouds?

  Death resided in one of the three latex glove boxes on the wall  just inside the door to my ICU room. I called him Hannity. Occupying the other two boxes were George W. Bush and a Peruvian pygmi with … Continue reading

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Celebrate good times, come on!

My God-daughter got married last weekend. Her wedding was augmented with a family reunion of her mom’s eight siblings, spouses, kids, and grandkids. There were about 50 people I’ve never met before. It was an epic celebration; a super-deluxe challenge … Continue reading

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My 4th life began yesterday

My third life ended with screeching tires crumpling metal and shattering glass. No one should have walked away. By the grace of God everybody did. Life number one debuted just like every other human: My birthday. My second life commenced … Continue reading

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dread-loss

Stroke recovery is all about dealing with loss. Each stroke survivor loses different things. There are commonalities, such as loss of feeling and control on one side of the body; these are the most easily recognized losses. Then there are … Continue reading

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25th Wedding Anniversary!

25 years ago today Jack Fountain and I got married. Yep, it’s our silver anniversary! Of course, Jack always says we’ve been married 2500 years. The past two years very well may seem like 2000 years to Jack, who has … Continue reading

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I’ve still got it

Travel has always been my number one favorite thing besides my family. I wondered how my first vacation might play out in the early days of my stroke recovery. I even played scenarios of traveling with a wheelchair in my … Continue reading

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