Which is Best? Potato Peeler or a Paring Knife?

Potato Peeler or Paring Knife? Which is Best? The lady across from me in my office described an anxious situation she experienced every time she visited her parents for Sunday dinner. Mashed potatoes were usually on the menu and my client’s responsibility. The potato tool selection is when Potato Peeler …

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VOODOO or HEALTH INSURANCE? Dr. Dale’s Journal Part 5

VOODOO or HEALTH INSURANCE?  Dr. Dale’s Journal Part 5 For this entry to make sense, first read Dr. Dale’s Journey Part 1: “DIAGNOSIS BLACK,” Dr. Dale’s Journey Part 2: “HEMLOCK” (chemotherapy); Dr. Dale’s Journey Part 3: “FALLOUT” (Radiation); Dr. Dale’s Journey. Part 4: “THE NOVELTY OF HAVING CANCER has WORN OFF”  One …

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Dr. Dale’s Journal. Part 3: FALLOUT (Radiation)

Dr. Dale’s Journal: Entry Three on Joys of Radiation For this entry to make sense, you’ll need to have read Diagnosis Black and Hemlock. Introductory Dr. Dale Memory Story: Dr. Dale Maxwell, psychiatrist and buddy, has been diagnosed. He has less than two years to live. My husband and I …

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The Myth that ‘More Attention Is Always Better’

The Myth that ‘More Attention Is Always Better’ Before going forward, you’d do well to read: What? Are You Crazy? Me host Thanksgiving? ; The Weird Sisters, Sibling Position, Part 1;  The Weird Sisters, Sibling Position, Part 2;  What Does Birth Order Have to Do with Relationships Now? The Test;   What Does Birth …

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What If Someone Stole Your Credit Card? Talk about Stress!

What If Someone Steals Your Credit Card Number?  Talk about Stress! Identity theft is nothing new. Ending up with a bunch of charges you don’t recognize on your statement can happen more easily than most people think. This horror happened to my new husband and me during our trip to Mexico to …

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The Sad Man: Emotions and Stress . . . .

The Sad Man: Emotions and Stress A Stress-Prone Woman Enjoying a Simple Afternoon At this moment I am typing, nestled in a carol in the Las Vegas Paris Casino Race and Sports Book. All aglow like a seal pup basking in the sun. Why and how is this possible? I’m not actually …

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Emotions: Living in the Now or ‘How to Visualize Whirled Peas’

Emotions: Living in the Now or ‘How to Visualize Whirled Peas’ Emotions:  The Old Man, His Mop, and His Gift How do you ‘live in the now’ when life takes a dive suddenly and forever?  And you’re a kid? The Ruiz Gallindo Hotel is nestled in Fortín de la Flores, …

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