Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

Mysteries of Womanhood

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No, I’m not referring to “mysteries” like why women want control of their own bodies or the sad, sad questions men who apparently skipped middle school science post on social media about the female menstrual cycle.  I’m not asking why women’s clothing gets destroyed the dryer but men’s clothing does not (although if you have the answer to that please… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day. This is a day near and dear to my heart.  I have struggled with my own mental health most of my life.   I was formally diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in my late 20s.  I’ve been on medication ever since.  I have tried to quit medication,  under medical supervision, twice.  Both times my… Read more »

I Need Your Help

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I am stuck. I have several half-written blog posts that I can’t seem to figure out how to finish, but beyond that the idea bucket has run dry. I certainly could write every week about the new ridiculous things going on in Washington DC I don’t want to.  It’s too depressing.  I suppose I could write about my cats every… Read more »

The Long and Winding Road

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If you haven’t already, make a point of going to see the movie “Yesterday”.  It’s a fun film about a struggling singer/ songwriter who wakes up one day to find himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and decides to capitalize on it.  Sure, it’s kind of predictable and a little cheesy, but it’s a fun summer movie.  I… Read more »

Getting Knotty

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I’ve attempted several times before to explain why I put myself through the sometimes stressful and sometimes frustrating process of having a regularly updated blog. I will probably never be able to fully express it to myself, let alone anyone else.  The short answer is that it’s half therapy, half creative release and half just plain fun (some days). One… Read more »

Why Duluth?

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Two weeks ago I was on vacation in Duluth MN.  This was a favorite vacation spot when I was a kid and has continued to be one now that I’m an adult.   This was the fifth time I’ve been there as an adult, and the fourth time I’ve gone alone.  I’m already thinking about what I’m going to do the… Read more »

What Are You Afraid Of?

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I was recently attempting to bolster the confidence of a coworker who will be giving a short presentation at a trade show.  She, like many folks, is afraid of public speaking.  I am not (although I DO get a little nervous reading in church).  A few more people got involved in the conversation, and I was asked point blank “What… Read more »

I’m Still a Woman

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Last week marked a milestone of sorts for me- the 10 year anniversary of my hysterectomy. I had very large uterine fibroids that were growing rapidly and causing a variety of very unpleasant symptoms that would have only continued to worsen had I not had the surgery.  And, I won’t lie- not having to deal with monthly periods anymore has… Read more »

I Don’t Know and I Don’t Care

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Like most middle-aged folks I gripe a lot about getting older.   And at first glance it isn’t much to be excited about.   I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee just about every night.  I can hurt all day if I “sleep wrong”.   If my feet get cold I’m miserable.  Most current hit music sounds… Read more »