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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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Candy for LIDA

Like most things, progress is relative. The abilities I celebrate today could be another person’s nightmare. My occupational therapist of 3+ years finally returned to outpatient practice after maternity leave. Armed with a new facility, new gadgets and a fresh … Continue reading

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Dancing in my Head

I spend most of my “at home” days in what most people consider silence. Not real silence of course. Is that even possible in today’s world? There is always the hum of the refrigerator, the endless sigh of heated air … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes

You will never guess what this post is about: LIDA!* I know, I’m obsessed. I spend  hours each day stretching, electrocuting, and otherwise stimulating my *Little Dead Arm. I can’t decide if  she is a toddler who just learned the word, “No!” or a recalcitrant … Continue reading

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Can I do it? Yes I can. (with a little help)

Agreeing to participate in an activity a one-handed person probably cannot do alone, might seem silly. But I’ve always been a creator and I have missed making stuff. My sister and I threw pots back in the 80s. It was … Continue reading

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