Survive, daily prompt

There's a disco hit that I like to sing when the days are rough and last for weeks. Yep, it's that old heartbreak anthem "Survive." The song that girls of the 70s, 80s and 90s have memories of belting out, while in tears, during their high school tour of duty. It works just as well... Continue Reading →

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Through My Window: Dogs and Distractions

Meet Alice and Bodhi! They are pretty certain they've treed a squirrel. There's a 50/50 chance they're right. They're enthusiasm far outweighs their expertise. Staring up at that pine canopy can keep them busy for hours. That's the herder* laser focus. I wish I was so easily occupied. Being easily distracted is a function of pain. Nothing holds your interest for long. You need multiple easy diversions and tasks. Short and sweet, for certain. Here are some things I do to try to occupy my mind and body when I'm in pain.

Chronic Pain Thesaurus

A chance operation poem. I used the topmost “original” thesaurus option in MS Word. Meaning, the word had to continue an original string of words and not loop back on itself.

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