Category Archives: words

S.N.A.F.U.

We all do it, the off-hand, “How ya doing?” We say it to loved-ones and complete strangers. No one ever really answers question. The reply is most often the completely meaningless phrase, “I’m fine”. When I’m asked,the answer I think … Continue reading

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The Deadzone II

Occasionally, friends and their children tumble into my deadzone. I only figure this out when it’s too late. Should we be mid-conversation and a dullness glaze my eyes and my mouth cease its blather, please know I still care about you and our … Continue reading

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Name-calling

This post doesn’t really have anything to do with stroke recovery, except that it’s an excellent exercise in thought organization. Lately, when I pray, I catch myself saying, “Oh, God, please look after that idiot, “So-and-so”. Does the name-calling diminish … Continue reading

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No Habla Espanol. Really.

My husband, Jack and I often seek out tiny taquerias. We love to walk into a restaurant to find little or no English on the menu and no Anglos seated at tables. In search of authentic posole the other day … 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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Single-handedly

“I did it single handedly,” the woman said, lifting her glass and deftly moving a cocktail napkin onto the wet ring left on the table top. Really, I thought. Really? I thought again watching her hands busily rearrange items on … Continue reading

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I have the collywobbles about borborygmus

My husband and I sometimes differ. I know this is a shock. For instance, he was a nazi when it came to the kids uttering words relating to body functions, the ones he did not want them to shout with … Continue reading

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