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I exist.

There is a moment when the caffeine hits. One perfect, glorious moment. I haven’t had coffee in several days, less by choice than circumstance. This morning I sit in a local DD, sipping a large mocha macchiato and just being. The magical moment is no substitute for true mindful meditation, something I have taken up…

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Continuing Tales of the One-Legged AT-ST

Had my first appointment with the orthopedist Tuesday. He ordered new radiographs and then told me that it wasn’t the medial malleolus that was broken – it was the distal tibia re-broken. Although he can’t say for sure that I didn’t knock a wee chip off the medial as well. Keeping it short and sweet,…

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I do not love thee, Dr. Fell.

Dr. Google is nobody’s friend. Just saying. Too much time on your hands, with limited mobility and little more than a remote control and a laptop within easy reach is a recipe for disaster. I’ve been reading up on medial malleolus fractures, and while it may not amount to much, they tend to be more…

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Broke Ankle. Again.

Second time this year, though a different bone. No idea how long I’ll be laid up this time; earliest I can see specialist is Monday, but I have to work my way through worker’s comp first. Which I’ve already run through because I broke my ankle earlier this year and chewed through this year’s time….

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Too Human

I love ‘em, but cats can be kinda jerks. For over five years I have attempted to grow catnip in a pot on the deck. I started it from seed, tended the sprouts, thinned them, and then watched as they continued to thin themselves into near oblivion. Since catnip is a perennial, I have allowed…

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Light and Meaning

I’m beginning the second week of two weeks of training. It’s eight-hour days with a one-hour lunch, no stress, and lots of me-time. This is likely to be the last training I’m sent to; government policy changes are limiting any off-station training. The Powers That Be sent us to Arlington, VA for this one. I…