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You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER

You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER
Reposted (and edited) for this inauspicious anniversary… Tuesday’s piece, You can’t outrun a mother’s curse, you’ll only break your neck trying started with my first time on skis and ended with what could have been my last.  Here’s part II: So there I was, barely able to move and heading home to Broomhilda, who was about... Read more »

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck trying

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck trying
I’m reposting this now because I just realized that today is the 2-year anniversary of my little mishap… My parents lived a mostly sedentary life, which was typical for many of their generation.  There’s no great explorers hanging from our family tree. I was the daredevil of the family, but the bar for that was pretty low. I... Read more »

Wouldn't it be grand if the pee-resident of the White House fought to save American lives as hard as he's fighting to keep a job that he refuses to do?

Wouldn't it be grand if the pee-resident of the White House fought to save American lives as hard as he's fighting to keep a job that he refuses to do?
That’s really all I have to say about that.  Except that it’s criminal that one candidate can receive over SIX MILLION MORE VOTES than the other and his victory still be called into question. What does a person have to do to win in this country?  Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security called this the... Read more »
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You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER

You can't outrun a mother's curse: Tales from the ER
Yesterday’s piece, “You can’t outrun a mother’s curse, you’ll only break your neck if you try” started with my first experience on skis and ended with my last (so far). I’ll be back on the snow, but medical advice is saying later rather than sooner. So there I was, barely able to move and heading... Read more »

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck trying

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck trying
My parents lived a mostly sedentary life, which was not atypical for their generation.  There’s no great explorers or adventurers hanging from our family tree. I was the daredevil of the family, but the bar for that was pretty low. Still, I liked to nudge boundaries a bit, tempting fate where practical.  As a bonus,... Read more »