For Love of the Game: Our Broken Health-Care System

Leon's Existential Cafe

“And tonight, he might be able to use that aching, old arm one more time to push the sun back up in the sky, and give us one more day of summer.” -MLB Broadcaster in For Love of The Game

Several decades ago, Hollywood released a film that, despite not being noteworthy by any standards, left a significant impression on me: For Love of the Game, starring Kevin Costner. In the movie, Costner played aging pitcher Billy Chapel, who was in his final season, and final game, as a baseball player. In it, Chapel grappled with the end of his baseball career and the significance of losing something so intertwined with, and so a part of, his identity that its loss could have engendered an existential crisis, a complete loss of a sense of self; that was how much Billy loved baseball, and how much baseball meant to him.

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Write Anything Wednesday


I told you yesterday the husband was going to do a sketch for me of Anne Frank.  He did this on the train last night on his way home from work.  This is why I love him so much, he’s always been such a great husband and he’ll be my best friend forever ❤   


I’ve put up some of his latest work.  It’s a great website with a lot of amazing pictures.  I hope you will go take a look ❤  Y A Y it’s hump day and almost friyay !!!!  It’s going to be a great weekend.  Father’s Day, my #3 son’s 30th bday.  Yes he was born on Father’s Day and time for vacation.  I’m going shopping on Friday, Y A Y to a really great open air mall.  Haven’t been shopping in along time so it should be fun.  Of course it will probably remind why…

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  Here you will find links to eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others.

Matthews’ Blog

In Mandy’s Words

Anna’s Art


Northborn Swordsman

Haise’s Haven


Kentucky Angel Flies Agan


It is worth it

Lifting Taboos

Each day that ends, I have the hope that I have impacted the people I love in some small way or another. I am part of a small family, so it should be easy to do.

Today I did laundry. If you know anything about doing laundry in the Dominican Republic, it is NOTHING like doing laundry in North America. For one, our washing machine does not really qualify as a washing machine.

The time it takes to do laundry here is ridiculous. There is no actual “washing” process. It is more like clothing sitting in soap and water and moving in a circle for 25-30 minutes at a time. The best part of it all is that only 10 articles of clothing is allowed in the washer if you want the spinner to actually spin. If you put 11 in, the spinner will get stuck.

Today I experimented with…

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At Fate’s End – Prologue-

Haise's Haven

Now now, here comes what I have been waiting for. The plot of the story had been in my mind for a very long time, and now I have decided to write about it.

At first I was wondering, what if it was not a good story? So I hesitated to write it. But then after I watch and read more fantasy-based materials, I have decided that I should really work on this. This story is about duty, responsilbility, love and lots of emotions.

People usually say that emotions are weakness for a human being. Well, I might as well exploit that then. It is going to be a hard ride this one. So, stick with me and join me on this long journey, and I will bring you, into my fantasy world.

With my cup of coffee and my handy laptop, let me type away into the midst of…

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Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #1

(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 10 Clearance presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will be counted as high treason, punished by on-site summary execution, when discovered.)


Shut this debacle down. I no longer care whether you demote and replace me for insubordination. We are, at best, a matter of weeks from another equal or worse catastrophe. Exactly how long do you think you’ll keep all this hidden?

The following is my attempt to piece together, as best as may be, the events of this past June 17th, 3909, culminating in the total destruction of Project Hub B-2 on Io and the loss of all personnel.

If you still care to…

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Chronic Compromises – When “No” Is A Positive Thing

Being Lydia!

Chronic illness of any kind comes with it’s own set of “rules” in relation to any kind of social activity. This week I learned that  a long awaited “yes” became a very sensible “no”.

In 2011 (I think) I was accepted into a chronic pain self-management group and I can honestly say that it changed my life. It was six weeks long with one 2 1/2 hour session once a week. However, a lot was packed into that time.

The group consisted of about a dozen people and 2 volunteer leaders. Everyone, including the leaders, either had chronic pain or were caregivers to someone who did. We listened to information; however, most of the group was interactive with brainstorming exercises, sharing experiences, and coming up with action plans to get through daily life.

All you would expect from a self-management program.

I came away with a “tool-box” full of ways…

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Tag…3 Day Quote Challenge ~ Day 1

The Purple Almond

Wow! My first quote challenge.

So exciting! Here we go….DAY 1


Ingrid, from IngridMadisonAve  nominated me for this fun 3 day quote challenge. Thank you Ingrid, for nominating me for this challenge. I love inspiring quotes, something to which my followers can attest. I post daily quotes, but this takes it to another level. This combines two fo my favorite things: inspiring people, while nominating and showing a spotlight on my fellow, talented bloggers.  SO FUN!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day

My nominees

  1.  Pink for Days
  2. Send Sunshine
  3. Joann’s Food for Thought

Thanks again Ingrid! 

Until next time…

Namaste my friends


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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

Lifting Taboos

Leon’s Existential Cafe

Two Are Better Than One

Horse Addict

Being Lydia

Misty Books