From Furious to Calm

I showed up at the hospital today in the late afternoon for my vaccine appointment. Today is January 24rd. I had been thinking about it all week, got there early and had put others things I might have done today on the back burner. So when I was told my name didn’t appear in their…

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Women, Food and Feelings

Bodies, Food and Feelings For many people, especially women, their relationships with their bodies and with food become a daily struggle. There is a constant anxiety of living within a body that is deemed unacceptable and with facing food choices several times a day. For some it becomes a game of balances, eating one day…

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Is Luddite a Bad Word?

One definition states that a Luddite is someone who opposes new technology or ways of working. Another states it is typically a derogatory reference for someone seen as hopelessly behind the times. What if one is not opposed to technology but finds it incredibly frustrating to use? What if it causes confusion, waste massive amounts…

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Dumbass Kid?

In the 3rd grade I told a friend that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. It wasn’t long before I realized I couldn’t spell to save my life, so couldn’t possibly be a writer. Letters could not be trusted. They shifted and changed, and words I could spell one day I…

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