Santa came this year

In the holiday season for the past several years, I've experienced a moment: The moment when I know that Santa came. I know that may seem a silly thing for someone of Jewish heritage and Wiccan practice to say. And to make it clear: I'm not talking about the tendency for Santa to show up at Yule…

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“Give him six.”

A addendum to my last post: he Doctor said I should be given some ibuprofen. The Hostess found a bottle. The Doctor asked, "How many milligrams of ibuprofen are in each pill?" The Hostess looked at the label. "200 milligrams." "Give him six." So the Hostess gave me six pills and I swallowed them down. The Doctor…

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Pain and fantasy

Last Saturday, I was at the home of a friend of mine. Call her the Hostess. The reason for the visit was to meet with Melissa Dinwiddie. She's an artist, musician, and creative consultant. I was there to attend a workshop Melissa was giving on how to encourage creativity. About a half-hour into the workshop there's a…

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Bookcases

My bookshelves were full of all the games I’ve purchased recently. The games had spilled over onto the floor, stashed in canvas bags so I could easily grab them to take to a friend’s place or a game night.

A friend of mine had a couple of bookcases she had to give away. They were the same style as the Billy bookcases I already had. I took action.

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Protected: Good news / bad news

Good news: I heard back from the doctor about the stabbing pains in my left side. Bad news (kinda): There was nothing on the X-ray. Good news: The doctor prescribed Amrix, a powerful muscle relaxant. Bad news: The pharmacy is out. I have to wait until they get more in. Good news: Maybe, just maybe, the pain…

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Protected: Pain in the… side

This past Tuesday, while walking down a corridor where I work, I suddenly felt a stabbing pain in my side. In a few seconds it went away. I didn't think much of it at the time; we all have our little aches and pains. Then it happened again, a few minutes later. And again. And again. I…

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Protected: Still playing footsie

I'm still at home, babying my feet, through Thursday. Maybe I'll be able to go back to work on Friday. I have much to be grateful for: medical insurance, the ability to take time off from work. Right now, it's little hard to work the gratitude muscle. It took me four months to heal the last time…

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Protected: Foot sore… again

This morning, I discovered a new large blister on my foot. Fortunately, I had an appointment with my podiatrist this evening. I bandaged the wound as best I could and made it through the day. The podiatrist said I'd done a good job of bandaging. That's the good news. The bad news is that in addition to…

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