Tag Archives: mental health

Transient Ischemic Attack?

I’m still recovering from what happened a week ago. The excitement started late Thursday evening, August 2. A small patch on my tongue’s underside went numb, as if I’d had Novocain/procaine. I mentioned the sensation — lack of sensation, actually … Continue reading

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A Fogbound Writer

I thought, for a few hours toward the end of the week, that I might have the post I’ve been working on done by Sunday. That didn’t happen. By Saturday’s end, I’d written and kept more words than I’d deleted. … Continue reading

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Job’s Friends

I could swap hard-luck stories with Job, but not for long. When it comes to misfortunes, I’m not in his league. On the other hand, looking over medical records before a recent checkup reminded me that my life hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Mass Murder: No Fast Fix

This year’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were the same day. Folks exchanged greeting cards. Many got their foreheads marked with ashes. And 17 were killed at a high school. Someone’s already called last Wednesday’s mass murder the ‘Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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