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Enjoy the Ride (and the view)

“NO SINGLE RIDERS.” The rules were printed in big, bold red letters and displayed so prominently they couldn’t be missed. Solo rides were not allowed on the amusement park Ferris wheel…under any conditions. A ride on the Ferris wheel was the sole reason I had entered the amusement park in the first place. It was […]

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Re-Infected

Disbelief. That’s the only word to describe how I felt when, six months after finally clearing my chronic case of Lyme disease, I found a tick embedded in my left leg.  I carefully extracted the blood-sucking bug but it was too late. His disease spreading deed was already done. Within days sickness and symptoms returned […]

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A Look Back 3 Years Post Stem Cells

Three years ago I underwent a stem cell procedure to treat what I believed was a case of Multiple Sclerosis. The treatment utilized cells extracted from my body’s fat. In my case, my legs were the only part of my body with any extra tissue left to extract from. After the cells were pulled from […]

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Choose to Smile

“Geez, you’re sure out of breath!” She was right. I was winded and red faced. My heart was racing, palms were sweaty and I felt like I’d just run a road race. But this wasn’t a marathon or even a treadmill at the gym. It was the pick-up counter at my local coffee shop. I […]

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Talking to the Birds

In the neighborhood I call home the houses are situated on quarter acre sized lots, only a few hundred feet apart. The homes are so close that, if you look just right, you can see in your neighbor’s window. Not that I’m peeking. It’s just a fact of residential suburban life. In the summer months […]

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Free at Last

I was balancing atop a paddle board, floating down an ocean creek, when the sweet relief of freedom washed over me. After slipping underneath a footbridge I was welcomed into a grassy paradise full of Blue Heron, Osprey and Egrets. Nature was at its finest and for a few minutes I simply sat down, closed […]