Addicted to comfort

Addicted to comfort

This morning, I got an email from Indiegogo. It’s their regularly scheduled email filled with the latest and greatest campaigns people are raising money for. As I scrolled down the list of fabulous gadgets, I was reminded that people have become addicted to comfort. The first item I noticed was a key chain. As its Indiegogo …

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Bearable Lightness

Bearable Lightness

I just finished reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, and WOW! There was so much in those pages I could relate to. The book is mostly about relationships and the accompanying burdens. The people in the story who got out of serous relationships experienced the greatest feeling of lightness. They no longer felt they …

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Taking social risks

Taking social risks

Many things I do are cause for great consternation among my family members. For example going to Europe by myself for several months, voluntarily giving up owning a car for several years and online dating. I have always loved people, and I have never been afraid of taking social risks or interacting with people I …

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Florida Bugs

Florida Bugs

Before I moved to Florida, my northern friends always told me they would never move to Florida because of the bugs. I moved down more than a decade ago, and while I’ve dealt with my share of critters, I never felt overwhelmed by them… until this year. In the past, I’ve dealt with your average crazy …

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We need nature more than nature needs us

We need nature more than nature needs us

How we benefit both economically and intrinsically from the presence of and our interactions with nature. One of my favorite sounds in the whole wide world is the sound of bird calls. The bird call that makes me happiest of all is the call of the Barred Owl. When I lived up north, I would lay in bed …

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The stress of modern life

The stress of modern life

How I got gastritis is no mystery. I’ve been a chronic headache suffering my whole life, and they’ve gotten worse since I turned 40. In fact, 2015 was the worst year on record for my headaches. In September of last year, I had 13 headaches days – almost half the month. These headaches don’t just …

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