Category Archives: Art

It’s Time!

What do you learn from a life cycle? Answer the question only after you learn what my most recent life cycle included: three family deaths, one air ambulance ride, six ground ambulance trips, four surgeries, and ten hospital stays. All in 31 months. Expand the timeline to five years, toss in two dog deaths and […]

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Running Late: a Novel Way to Leap

This Leap Day, I want to change my name. I choose “Running Late.” It’s an apt moniker for a middle-aged demi-goddess who can’t quite get anywhere on time.  Besides, as a lover of everything Native American, the name might gain me entrée into a hip tribe. I once blamed my time-arrival deficit on a decade’s […]

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Oh, Go Mask Yourself!

My eyes spied the big, black, bold numbers printed below the words “Pay this Amount:” $1,778.00. My jaw dropped. “Excuse me?” I roared into the silence of my kitchen, “they bill me nearly double what they promised the sleep apnea test would cost?” I threw the bill onto the countertop. With my left hand, I […]

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