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My speech at the Wings of Mercy MN fundraiser (video blog)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      4 comments

This is the speech I gave at the Wings of Mercy MN fundraiser on 9/8/12. This non-profit flies me from St Paul to Milwaukee for doctors appointments at no cost to me. I was honored to speak and share how much they help me. I'm sharing this video... Read more

I just need to complain for a moment...

Saturday, November 03, 2012      12 comments

I haven't paid my mortgage since Sept 1st (for August). I'm unable to work, I have lawyers working on appealing social security disability and long term disability, but the last income I had was short term disability that ended in April. My 401(... Read more

A request for donated pictures

Thursday, November 01, 2012      1 comments

I just updated my caringbridge and I asked for people to help me with something. I'd also like to ask my sparkfriends to help with this: I'm wondering if anyone out there would be willing to help me with a project. I'd like to try putting t... Read more

Goes to show the importance of research... MyPoints review

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      7 comments

I want to start out by thanking the sparkfriends who told me to checkout the website I mention below. I don't blame you for not knowing what was going to happen, especially if you've had a good experience so far. Please read this information and... Read more

Are Good N Natural bars actually good and natural?

Friday, October 12, 2012      2 comments

Awhile ago there was a coupon for a free Good N Natural bar in the paper so people can try it. Trying to find a store that carried them was nearly impossible. The one store I found was always sold out because people would raid for the coupons an... Read more

731 days - I'm going to try this without training wheels.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      6 comments

What can you accomplish in 731 days? What can go wrong in 731 days? Can you change your life in 731 days? emoticonRead more

I've been approved for medical assistance and other updates

Monday, October 01, 2012      9 comments

Today I was approved for medical assistance after nearly 5 months of dealing with incompetent fools. The stipulations are that they will not reimburse me any of the COBRA I've already had to pay (through October), there's no guarantee they will ... Read more

"My dad can eat 1,000 chicken nuggets!"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      3 comments

In Minnesota there are 2 new ads running that I wanted to share. These are so eye-opening and thought provoking. What are we teaching our children? Many adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s were raised in homes where both parents were working for t... Read more

Writing prompt challenge #5

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      3 comments

Prompt #5 comes from MOM2ACAT: I finally made the decision. I have two paths in front of me. Both could lead to great things, but both could lead to heartache. Down one path I see strength and satisfaction. Down the other I see comfort and ... Read more

Writing prompt challenge #4

Monday, August 27, 2012      2 comments

Prompt #4 comes from EVWINGS: This winter seemed quite harsh..... "Wow. This winter seemed quite harsh." I said to no one in particular. Spending so much time cooped up in my small house made me long for bright sunshine and warm breezes. I... Read more

Writing prompt challenge #3

Sunday, August 26, 2012      8 comments

Prompt #3 is from PRUPLEBEAR: My wife left me and took my dog! "I can't believe she up and walked on out!" Grumbling to himself, he slammed the screen door shut. He takes a few steps then stops, realizing there is no dinner on the table. "G... Read more

Writing prompt challenge #2

Saturday, August 25, 2012      7 comments

Quick side note: For those who thought I should add names, I am horrible at coming up with names. I've written entire short stories (as in several pages of story) without using names because it is so hard for me to come up with ones I like and t... Read more

Writing prompt challenge #1

Friday, August 24, 2012      7 comments

Prompt #1 is from IAMLOVEDBYYOU: Bright white light greets her as she finally exits... He pushes back the curtain, slowly taking in the sight of her sleeping form. It shouldn't be this way. She was always the one taking care of others, but ... Read more

Please provide writing prompts for my challenge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      8 comments

I've gotten so many wonderful responses to what I wrote from the writing prompts at the writing seminar that I thought I'd start a challenge for myself. I'd like my sparkfriends to help me out with this challenge. I need to get my brain back int... Read more

Went to a writing seminar today and getting an eval for SSD

Thursday, August 16, 2012      11 comments

Today I went to a local library for a 1 hour seminar about writing and getting published. I was there a half hour early because I took disability transportation, so I was by far the first one there. I got to talk to the author who hosted it at l... Read more

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