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Painting Pain Pleasant

Suppose pain is pleasant? Sounds crazy! Worse, it sounds the sort of thing heartless people say while you squirm. My GP apologized for her lack of help with my back pain (after an MRI showed a slipped vertabra trapping my … Continue reading

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When a Friend Dies …

    When a friend dies, it catches you in the throat. The loss, the flavour, the timbre of him – for this time he is a him. We remember his cadence, humour and kindness. But also deeply ask, what … Continue reading

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New Horizon

Wishing you all well and a better 2017. Our son and I agreed in a recent call that we just wanted to see the back of 2016 and didn't feel very optimistic going forward. I don't know about you, but … Continue reading

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From Sophy with Love

Sophy, my six-year-old, had never had a proper Christmas – not the way I remembered it from my childhood anyway. Her first Christmas we had been moving home when her father was on brief leave from the Navy; her second, … Continue reading

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Blindsided

Just skimmed the news: Galactic crash! Watch in horror and Bill, a navy pilot, translates. Two levels of reaction: first for the actual accident, the dead pilot’s family and the injured co-pilot. The human cost. Then wider to man’s risk-taking, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Word

I learnt years ago that even if your illness wasn't caused by stress, you are more likely to heal if you remove stressors from your life. What's more, my body welcomed being released from drivers, reactions etc. that had become … Continue reading

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A Moment of Grace

Grace was six weeks old when we fostered her; eight weeks when she died. A fluffy tortoiseshell kitten found wandering downtown, she came to us from the Humane Society to be nursed until she was strong enough for adoption She … Continue reading

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