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Surgical pre-op hiccup
Monday, May 20, 2019      13 comments

I'm finally scheduled for knee surgery on Friday. I had my pre-op today -- and the EKG looks wonky. The doctor refused to clear me for surgery. ... Read more
The Hunger Fix
Saturday, May 18, 2019      10 comments

It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since I last blogged. All in all, it hasn't been a great year. I reached my all-time high weight and am working my way back. I fractured the bones above and below the knee in multiple places, but b... Read more
From the Book of Joy
Sunday, June 03, 2018      12 comments

Something to ponder as I add another year to the tally ... The Wise Farmer A farmer's horse runs away. His horse! He loved that thing. It was how he made his living. Farmer's neighbor comes over to lament. Farmer's neighbor: I hea... Read more
Life in Africa is Hard
Thursday, April 26, 2018      18 comments

Africa has a lot of big problems, but it's actually day-to-day living that is so challenging. Where I live, there is only one airline that flies directly to Europe. Air France only flies three times a week, and on Africa time. Sunday's fl... Read more
Thursday, December 01, 2016      17 comments

I know. I've been a ghost. Thank you to everyone who has tried to reach out to me. I've been in a very dark place for several months, and every time I think I'm coming up for air, something else happens. But believe me, I do appreciate your ... Read more
Living the Good Life
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      15 comments

I've been working to improve my life circumstances in every respect. Reading about this couple inspired me to make small changes. Helen and Scott Nearing wrote the book on simple living, going to extremes I don't think most of us much fancy. H... Read more
2016: Off to an Uneven Start but a Fun Day Today
Sunday, February 07, 2016      16 comments

I haven’t blogged in a while. 2016 got off to an exciting start. I had been in pain for a couple of months, and one day in early December, I stood up from my desk to go to a meeting and felt such searing pain that I passed out. That was a... Read more
Remembrance Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

Today is Remembrance Day. and Veterans' Day. ... Read more
Getting Settled In
Monday, November 02, 2015      18 comments

That’s right. I moved to N’Djamena, Chad. Where is that, you wonder? Unfortunately, I arrived soon after several deadly Boko Haram attacks. Arr... Read more
Disappointed in Myself
Friday, May 02, 2014      29 comments

So, I think anyone who follows my life knows that I have a difficult work situation. I work with some of the nastiest people around, and every day is a struggle to defend myself from emotional abuse, verbal attacks, and damage to my professiona... Read more
Elections in Afghanistan
Saturday, April 05, 2014      23 comments

Today was a historic day in Afghanistan. Despite death threats from the Taliban and a surge in violence in recent weeks, Afghans defiantly went to the polls in greater nu... Read more
Day 1 of 100
Sunday, March 23, 2014      23 comments

As I said in yesterday's blog, I'm beginning a 100 Day Challenge today. emoticon ... Read more
Afghanistan and Promises
Saturday, March 22, 2014      20 comments

This has been a tough year. I work with angry, bitter, broken people, and I feel like I wake up every day with a little less sunshine in my soul. During Lent, I've focused on cleansing my thoughts and looking for goodness and joy in every day ... Read more
Tough Times
Sunday, February 16, 2014      22 comments

"Everything happens for a reason .... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together." ~Marilyn Monroe It's been a rough few months. First, I got hired for a job. 54 WEEKS later, I discovered that they'd ACCIDENTALL... Read more

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