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Same dragon, different day.

In approximately six months I will be 54 years old. Yesterday, I got an invitation in the mail from the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) to join up – just $16 for a year’s membership – complete with a couple of fake cards for me to “keep in my records.” If I pay them …

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Writer, poet and teacher Stephen Kuusisto has a wise and fascinating post up about disability and healing. He says: … Principle One: sometimes it’s crucial to break the rules. Principle Two: We can’t always be healed but we can live well. … We are all hoping to “get well” when we are fighting an illness or a …

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So, yesterday Finny and I walked again. My hips were feeling almost normal. Sounds so mundane, doesn’t it? We walked. Maybe I should find a new word for it. “Trekked” isn’t quite right; to me it connotes an overland journey filled with obstacles, like tall hills to climb and malodorous swamps to wade through. While …

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First: To everyone who commented on the previous post, thank you. Thank you! And thank you again. I can hardly describe how touched and delighted I was this morning to find all those encouraging comments waiting for me. Believe me, reading them helped me get my rear in gear — I drank a chocolate diet/energy …

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