Divine Intervention

  As a nurse I had many wonderfully unexplainable things happen over the course of 25 years in my career.  One of the most memorable that still comes back to my mind in the quiet of the night is about an elderly gentleman we were observing. At the time, I worked on a busy and intense vascular unit.  The nurses […]

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Social Graces in the Toilet

While both hands pull down on my cheeks my throat lets out a long exasperated whine initially high pitched converting to a low moan as the word “why” escapes my lips with an accent on the end so it sounds more like why-ya.  This is how I am when I let the lowest of human behavior really get to me.  […]

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Communication is everything

Try going one day without communicating while living your normal day. Our entire life revolves around communication in some way. 90% of our communication is unspoken in the form of body language. However, in these modern times we tend to communicate mostly through technology. Often we aren’t in the same room with the person we are communicating with therefore 90% […]

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Where have our manners gone?

This question has been asked since the beginning of civilization.  Every few years it seems our culture redefines what is acceptable behavior, and it seems we lower our expectations just a bit more every day. Recently my husband and I were on vacation.  We decided to take in the buffet at the hotel where we were staying.  The line to […]

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Phases of personal growth

  It feels good to buckle down into a new creative adventure.  I can bury myself in any project if I am not careful.  For many years I avoided doing anything I loved because I knew when I got started it was hard to pull me away and I didn’t like to be interrupted.  When I started on a project, I […]

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