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Memorial Day Annville PA

I’ve Seen War. It’s Time for Peace – Memorial Day 2013

John and I decided to recognize Memorial Day away from the “Hustle and bustle” of Annville, Pennsylvania. We took our new house for a jaunt Sunday evening. A test ride, if you will. First, we brought her to the gas station so she could guzzle a bit on the journey. Then we went out to…what […]

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Hurricane Rita

Weather Changes – Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

It would be a bold faced lie if I said I felt the same as I did in September of 2012; that the Hurricane was back full force and shrugged off 3+ weeks of paralysis aside of a 6 week stay in the hospital. The truth is, I haven’t had a single day sans RIDICULOUS pain since October. Not […]

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Hurricane Rita Zumba

Defying Death to Dance – A Paralyzed Zumba Instructor Makes a Comeback

One Zumba Instructor’s Fight Past Paralysis and Chronic Pain to Dance When I first realized I would need to learn to walk again, I felt a kind of numbing acceptance. Sure. I’ll learn to walk again, because I don’t want to stop my love of movement quite yet. I would have laughed at you if […]

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rat-lungworm survivor Aurita Maldonado

Rat Lungworm (Blog Version Pt II)

If you haven’t read (Blog Version PT I), read it before you read this. My angel’s name is Hamed. He asked me to lift my legs one at a time, then tried to touch them. The ear piecing scream and free-flowing tears he received as a result of brushing his fingers along the chafed, dull colored sticks […]

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Allow yourself to be silly

The Caw of the Wild

The mission was simple, get to the library and focus on writing while John researched net mending and jewelry making online.  We parked, and began packing the computer bag. Then it started.  Corky jumped up to the window immediately to answer the big black bird taunting him from the light post. “Caaaaaaaaaw!” “Arf!” “Caaaaaaaaaaw!” “Arf!” […]

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