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Sometimes You Have to Check a Bag

You all know I’m pretty obsessive about traveling with only a carry on bag. But there are exceptions… This weekend, along with other family members, I attended my step-father’s memorial service. He was a veteran, and the American Legion turned…
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One Lovely Blog Award

Kathryn of Kathryn’s Brain and Alpacamundo (new website coming soon, Kathryn says!) has awarded me the One Lovely Blog award, which, it turns out, comes with conditions (kind of like the chain letters of our youth): Thank the person who…
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Adjustments

My brain is having trouble adjusting to this whole walking thing. Thursday night we went to a friend’s clarinet recital in Denver. We found the place, we parked, we walked up to the door. The concert was being held in…
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Unexpectedly Upright

Multiple sclerosis is a strange, no, bizarre, disease. To review: for many (most) people, MS is a relapsing-remitting disease. Attacks (relapses), which can have a variety of symptoms, hang around for days, weeks or months, and then go away (remission)….
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More Home Modification

Mitch has a couple of great posts (with photos) about his home modifications at Enjoying the Ride: Home Improvements – #1 Home Improvements – Installment #2

Sometimes You Just Want a Pair of Jeans

Stylish, well-fitting jeans are tough for anyone to find. By some estimates, the average women tries on over a dozen pairs before finding one that she’s willing to pay for (and then, if she’s me, she finds it still doesn’t…
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Dry State, Thirsty Tree

We put up and decorated the tree yesterday, so this morning I asked my Beloved to check the water and refill it. He responded, “Yeah, the cat has been drinking out of it.” How much water can an 8 pound…
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Graduation and Reunion

Thoughts from a parent and alumna on attending my daughter’s graduation from William & Mary: So hot and humid! After 16 years in the Rocky Mountain west, I can’t understand how people can live there… …but the heat and humidity…
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Meeting Old Friends

I had the pleasure and privilege this weekend of meeting (in person) two Bay area disability bloggers whom I have known (virtually) for a long time: Scott Rains and Wheelchair Dancer. Scott is the wildly prolific and multi-lingual author of…
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How Not to Avoid the Superbowl

As non-football fans, my husband and I enjoy Superbowl Sunday. Streets are empty, shops are quiet and it’s easy to find a seat in the movie theater. One memorable year (football fans will probably remember which year it was, I…
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People in the Sky

I saw the International Space Station yesterday. I was driving home at about 6 pm. The sky was clear. As I headed west, I saw what I first assumed to be a plane, but it was long and skinny, almost…
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WISE launches!

I’ve been working on a satellite called WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer) for the past several years. My husband and I were given the opportunity to attend the launch as guests. I figured that I might never get the chance…
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