Category Archives: Health

Bibliophile

A bibliophile is someone who collects books. Guilty as charged. It’s no secret I love to read.  To disappear into a tale, true or fictional, is the best medicine there is, and it’s over-the-counter, besides. I’ve just finished Meryl Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Marathon Weekend 2017

 One can’t help but to think of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, when New York’s annual Marathon takes place this coming Sunday.  It’s like runner’s roulette…where three thousand or more are gathered. Yet the crowds come, runners assemble, ignoring … Continue reading

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Fat Man At My Table

I’m in Starbucks at my usual table when a very large man sits in the chair across from me. “Excuse me,” I say, “but why are you here?” properly startled. He says, “It’s community seating, so I can sit where … Continue reading

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Zeke and Al

Al is a mutt, and Zeke, a five year-old boy, with autism.  Think Timmy and Lassie, just a tad imperfect. Zeke’s mom has her hands full, which is why, when I see Al, tied to the no-longer-in-use phone booth in … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

I’ve mentioned not feeling well lately, a condition that’s humbled me more than I can say. The expression, add insult to injury, really hits home, because you kinda find out who your true friends are when you need them the … Continue reading

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Norma of Arc

I recently went to the ER. If you’ve never graced one before, it’s like a three-ring circus, there’s so much going on. First comes the paperwork as if you’re enrolling in college, with 12 pages requiring signatures, that you know, … Continue reading

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Four-legged Emissaries

I haven’t been feeling too well lately, but have still managed to walk a bit in the morning sunshine, knowing, how healing it can be. I’m delighted with the team of dogs, sidling up to me, as if they know, … Continue reading

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When He Became She

There’s a woman in the park I could have sworn I knew, but just couldn’t place her.  Every day I racked my brain trying to think, where do I know her from. I ran into another person who jostled my … Continue reading

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Thanks For The Mammories

It’s self-care season, meaning, it’s a round robin of doctor appointments to make sure all is in working order, like an annual tune-up for your car. Of course, as with anything, it comes with a downside.  Prodding and pushing, pressing and … Continue reading

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Pap Text

There I was in the throes of my annual pap exam, on the table, feet in stirrups, probably the least dignified position a woman ever finds herself in.  Toss in the Pepto Bismol pink gown…opened to the front like bad … Continue reading

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