Is It Time To Come Out of Hiding?
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As I mentioned in last week’s article “Suffering Is Optional” I run on the treadmill a few times a week. The other day I was trotting along and noticed that the man behind the front desk reached up to the ceiling over the counter, took down a ventilation duct cover and cleaned off the build up of dust that had quietly accumulated there. A subtle, but … Continue reading

Suffering Is Optional
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Recently, I’ve phased in a bit more activity to my routine beginning with the hallowed treadmill… The first week I did a warm up walk for 5 minutes, ran for 10 and then a cool down walk for 5 more minutes every other day. The second week I upped my run time to 15 minutes, and the subsequent week to 20 minutes. What I immediately noticed during Week … Continue reading

Hidden Pet Poisons
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Ever had a run-in with a poisonous frog? Living in Arizona, my mind always shifts towards reptiles like lizards and snakes, but evidently the Sonoran Desert Toad is a big problem this time of year when it comes to safety. Namely, your pet’s safety. Of course, in the Southwest summer, heat, is the number one offender. Whether dehydration, paw burns from being forced … Continue reading

Flip. The. Switch.
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The lights went out… and so did the air conditioning, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, freezer, tv, alarm clock and my phone and laptop charger! With a flip of a switch (or a faulty breaker in my case)… I was in darkness. In the 12 hours it took to get everything sorted out it really made me think that while technology and modern day appliances are … Continue reading

Isn’t It Time To Put Your Matches Away?
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Burning bridges makes things certain. At least that is the need it seems to fill. Certainty. I like to stay away from qualifiers such as good and bad, right and wrong in my life’s journey, so let’s stick with how we “feel.” If you’re anything like I am, you’ve had a time, or perhaps are still in a time, where you’d rather “know” … Continue reading