Of Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Walking

My visit to the orthopedist yesterday brought a couple of blessings.  The doctor lifted all physical restrictions, besides those imposed by my hand surgeon.  This means I can bear weight on my left leg.  I can walk on my own again.  He recommended I use my walker for stability, but said I could hop out … More Of Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Walking

The Letter

For the past several years, I have acknowledged my parents on my birthday, thanking them for the ultimate gift… life.  Some years I sent them cards.  Sometimes I expressed my gratitude to them on Facebook.  This past year was no different. My dad passed away in October of 2011.   The following May I celebrated … More The Letter

Blogger of Repute

Today’s Zero to Hero assignment led me to the Daily Prompt: Blogger of Repute Do you have a reputation? What is it, and where did it come from? Is it accurate? What do you think about it? I don’t usually write to prompts, partly because I have several posts already in queue, and partly because … More Blogger of Repute

Writer’s Hands

Here is a photo of this writer’s hands.  Because of my determination to write and post every day, I am typing this post with the three of my four working fingers on my right hand.  This morning I had surgery to correct a bony mallet finger, one of my laundry list of injuries incurred in … More Writer’s Hands

The Best Thing

As my son and I exited the interstate one evening several years ago, I spotted a man just at the end of the ramp, on the left.  He had graying, reddish, tousled hair, and a ruddy, weathered complexion.  As I slowed before turning, he smiled and held up his cardboard and Sharpie plea for money, … More The Best Thing


My mother called me today and I could tell by her tone she had something important to tell me.  She said she had to tell me about an almost spiritual moment she had, that she knew I would understand.  I could hear the emotion in her voice as she began her story.  She had gone … More Karen