As many people whose families are in danger from this virus isolate, signs go up on their doors but life goes on Behind the signs signifying caution people at risk … Continue reading Life Behind the Signs
The Ink in Our Veins
When I entered the family history center that stormy April afternoon, I had one thing on my mind; I had never seen a photo of my father’s father. I was 46 and I had never seen my grandfather’s face.
I typed his name into the search bar on the site, Newspapers.com, “George R. Slighte,” the results came back instantly.
A Busy Beginning to the Summer
Wow! I had to look back at the last time I had posted a blog here, I thought I had been writing much more often. Well, I have been writing, … Continue reading A Busy Beginning to the Summer
These Antibiotics are Killing People Every Day
Do you read the paperwork that is handed to you by your pharmacy when you get a new prescription?
Going Public With a Mental Illness
I’ve been writing for Odyssey now since February. Although it may have seemed like an odd time to take on a new obligation, writing articles for a larger audience as … Continue reading Going Public With a Mental Illness
A Power Chair Gave Me Back My Life
Walking hurt, so I stopped walking. When it stopped hurting as much, the pain was replaced with neuropathy and when I walked, I began falling. The day before my 52nd birthday, a powerchair was prescribed. I waited with bated breath for the freedom that it offered.
Asking for Help
What happens when a disabled person can no longer care for themselves and their home? Asking for help seems simple, perhaps, for those who’ve never had to, but for those of us who are used to doing for ourselves, it is quite complex.
One Year Ago
Today marks one year since I woke up, preparing for one of the most difficult days of my 50 years, and saw the news a dear friend, Maria Mills Greenfield … Continue reading One Year Ago