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First One for 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Don’t. 2.  Never forget not to. * — * Resolutions are quoted but original author unknown.  Know who said it?  Please let me know in a comment.

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Last One for 2016

People are making lists of good things that happened in 2016, although at this point it seems kind of like telling a lupus patient “at least it’s not cancer”.  But c’est la vie.  I’ll give it a shot.  Surely something positive must have happened this year. The new turtle got along fine with the old […]

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Sick Doggy: How an Ear Infection Turned into a Rock Musical

It is not polite to laugh at someone else’s discomfort but sometimes it happens. Sometimes things get so ridiculously bad that you find yourself laughing. Like a couple days ago. As if me and my daughter both being sick wasn’t enough, the dog had to get an ear infection. He wanted to fit in, I […]

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What Does Low-Cost Clinic Mean?

Since I can’t find any feedback forms or complaint forms to use, it looks like blogging this is the only way to get it out there. About 10 years ago, I ended up going to Parkland, the Dallas County hospital, when lupus got into my kidneys.  I needed treatment; I had no insurance; there was […]

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The Resolution Verdict

This is it, folks: the last post of the year.  And I did it.  I posted every other Thursday for the entire year, just like I resolved to do.  Look, Mommy, I made 26 posts. So was it successful?  I made a New Year’s Resolution and I completed it.  Do I get a cookie or […]

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Fall

You’re supposed to do a “I give thanks for __” blog on Thanksgiving, but I’m going to do something different.  Seems like everyone is debating refugees right now.  Should Americans allow Syrian refugees to enter our country? It’s a silly question.  Most of us in the United States came here from someplace else.  Refugees, immigrants, […]

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Not-Resolution 2: diet

Diet: cut back on chocolate. Ugh.  I don’t want to write about diet.  So much myth and misunderstanding.  Why do I think I need to cut back on chocolate?  Because it’s extra calories I don’t need.  I get plenty of food otherwise – food that has nutrients and vitamins and protein and all the stuff […]

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