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With Gustave roaring into the Gulf and all of South Louisiana driving North, my friend, Caroline and I headed South instead...to Natchitoches, LA....about halfway between Monroe, LA. in Northeast, LA. and Alexandria, LA. in South Central LA. We... Read more
Sometimes I'm content with all that I have...thankful for it, as a matter of fact. I realize I could easily be living under a bridge somewhere, locked in the horror of a mind twisted by years of illness, pain and yielding to fear and depression... Read more
The picture is a painting I did, reworking Honore Daumier's "Don Quixote". It reminds me that "impossible dreams" sometimes have to be tweaked and refined along the path of pursuit in order to reach them...dreams of growth and change and renewa... Read more
Coach Dean posted on his blog today that the results are in on the "Coach Tough Love" study he started the first week of July. I had every intention of participating in that research...to wit, a copy of the comment I posted on his blog on June ... Read more
Just a quick note...the eye seems to be not growing any worse and is still free of pain, so that front is encouraging. I've been having to ride herd on some family crises...an uncle who had a heart attack 2 weeks ago...my mother's brother...the... Read more
What are you doing "right" in your life? Parents are often urged to "catch" their kids "being good" and reinforce the behavior by praising them for it. Can we learn to show the same kindness to ourselves? I have been drinking my 8 glasses of ... Read more
What gets you out of bed in the morning when nothing is going the way you want in life??? No weight loss, no health and fitness, no loving supportive relationships, no financial success??? I'm just asking. It's so easy to get so swept along b... Read more
Saw my eye doc this a.m. The good news is that the sclera is intact. The scleral band (buckle) that he had put in place 4 years ago to reattach the retina had "eroded" through the conjunctival wall, snapping some small blood vessels along the ... Read more
Kind of scary experience...last night as I was working on a painting, the sight in my left eye gradually became almost non-existent...put my hand up to my eye, and it came away covered in blood. Hm..."self," says I, "do not panic. Panic will n... Read more
I have obviously been slacking in the blogging arena...as well as a number of others. I've gained 15 lbs back since Christmas...back up to 175lbs. from 160lbs. I could be truly bummed...sigh.
I've been having to travel for my writing wor... Read more
Have been battling an upper respiratory infection...again. I hate to be a "johnny one note," but with the CFIDS, this is a recurrent theme I simply have to live with. It has taught me to just keep plugging and to refuse to allow discouragement... Read more
I've been battling fatigue recently, trying to pace myself so that I don't have to cut back on the 3x/wk. exercise routine I have going...and painting like a fiend in order to get ready for a deadline showing coming up in a couple of weeks. Dra... Read more
It's spitting snow over the Ouachita River as I write in front of my window. I have no other pressing obligations today other than to do my own "work", so I am trying to wrap my mind around the idea that I am actually free to accomplish somethin... Read more
This bloody scale will not relent!!! I have seen some encouraging shifting and redefinition of the muscle/fat balance around the mid-section, but the pounds are clinging with "Gorilla Glue"! Aargh, grafflesnarf, gltzsplk, *%@*&, etc.!!! Words... Read more
The morning's cold grey rain has given way to dazzling sun splashing silver all along the river below my window. The day may prove redeemable yet! I've done a bit of writing, washed my hair, organized laundry, and cooked for tonight...plus...
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