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Kicking the Tires of January 12

Relax into Awareness of Well Being

My shoulder is experiencing sensations reminiscent of sharp stabs with a blunt knife. However, this does not detract from luxuriating in well-being.   171 more words


Kicking the Tires of January 11

Yesterday’s Successes

Self Correcting Electrical Outlets

Celebrating a success yesterday!  Got the electrical outlets working in both my bathroom and in Genny’s bathroom.  Magic!  I got a red light on my surge protector indicating there was no grounding in the electrical outlet.   68 more words


The importance of self-care 

For teachers, who are directly exposed to a large number of young people with trauma in their work, a secondary type of trauma, known as vicarious trauma, is a big risk. 391 more words

Dennis Sparks

Kicking the Tires of Monday January 8

More, More, More

When I was thirty-five, it was about being world weary and jaded.  I buttered my morning toast with cool cynicism.  Here I am seventy-one and I wake up craving MORE. 148 more words


Finding my Why

The first week of January has been a good one for me sobriety wise!

First and foremost, 2018 remains alcohol free for me. This week I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on why I made the decision to have a hiatus from the booze. 652 more words

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Kicking the Tires of Sunday January 7

Inspired Writing

Yesterday, I wrote, then posted the following:

This week two strangers received joyous news.  A match was found for a new kidney. Their struggle to live under the shadow of renal failure is over. 

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Living At 70 Miles Per Hour

Kicking the Tires of January 6

Daring to Give up Responsibility for my Life

Imagine this! Imagine completely giving up responsibility for my life! Think of this.  My responsibility is choosing the better feeling thought, and having preferences. 162 more words