Category Archives: Health, Wellness, Lifestyle

No. 4858

The following is an excerpt from a personal letter I wrote to a dear friend in Canada. I am very candid about my views. I’m not attempting to start a debate or initiate an argument. This is merely a moment … Continue reading

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POEM: SAD RAIN

Damn the rain.  Today it is too much.  God’s tears, yes,  Mingle with our own  As more death  Takes ones we love,  Leaving only a cold companion,  Grief.    Written originally for Leslie, Patty, and Patricia, who have recently lost … Continue reading

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VEGAN HUMAN-CARNIVOROUS CAT

I am an omnivore. In the past, I’ve been a vegan, a vegetarian, a pescatarian, and a macrobiotic, but at this point in my life, I’ve found it prudent to be flexible. Whether traveling in other countries or visiting people … Continue reading

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ANOTHER “HOW TO OUTLAST THE C-19 CRISIS” BLOGPOST

I’m blessed! As a recovering alcoholic, I’ve learned patience, tolerance, resistance, and pride. Through my 12-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous, I’ve been given a design for living that has allowed me to deal with my addiction and change my life. Now, … Continue reading

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ANXIETY: PANDORA’S BOX UNLEASHED

Put on your softies, your fuzzy slippers. Make a cup of chamomile tea and find your “safe” place. Turn on your go-to zone-out show, and while it loads, listen to my story of anxiety: I suffer with General Anxiety Disorder. … Continue reading

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PRESENTERS – THE HEART OF THE CWA CONFERENCE

  Though fun and important, there is more to putting on a successful conference than great swag and awards. In my last post, IT TAKES A VILLAGE – THANK YOU, CWA CONFERENCE SPONSORS! I listed the numerous companies who backed … Continue reading

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IT WAS THE THIRD OF JUNE, ANOTHER SLEEPY, DUSTY DELTA DAY…

  It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day. I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay…   Today is June third, and when an online friend posted those lyrics on Facebook, the enigmatic … Continue reading

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GRIEF AND THE CIRCLE GAME

****Warning: This is not a happy post. Art by Qakie   I’ve been off the grid. You may have noticed, but probably not. That’s okay. If you’re anything like me, social media is a constant, incoming tide of information, ideas, … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN CATS

How does someone end up a sixty-six-year-old cat lady? I think it was destined, because some of my earliest memories are of cats. This is Two and me in 1958. He was the cat I was going to marry. Two … Continue reading

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SALE AND GIVEAWAY for PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP

Now through July 6th get the Kindle version of Placid River Runs Deep for only 2.99 and enter to win a giveaway print copy of the book! Independence Day! Nobody does it up better than a small rural town. Ember Mackay needs … Continue reading

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