Life in the Slow Lane

Contemplating life, faith, words, and memories
Health and Self-Care | Miscellaneous

Soothing Souls

March 3, 2019
lily pads surrounding lotus flower

On Tuesday, Bob and I spent the greater part of the day at OHSU (aka Oregon Health & Science University). OHSU also houses two hospitals, and my surgery will take place at one of them (OHSU Hospital) on Wednesday. Tuesday’s schedule contained three appointments, each of which included questions and answers, tests and more tests, […]

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Health and Self-Care | Miscellaneous

Medical Hiatus

February 25, 2019

Beginning March 6, 2019, the blog will go dark for a while as I take a medical hiatus. After a long wait, insurance has finally approved the surgery recommended by my spine surgeon. This will entail the repair of a failed fusion from 2011 as well as stabilizing a couple of other areas. As I […]

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Chronic Illness | Mental Health | Miscellaneous

Monday Monday

February 19, 2019
Cloudy day in Portland

Monday was definitely a Monday. I sat all day and watched patiently for the promised weather forecast–sunbreaks. Yet, they never made a showing. Just one or two would have made all the difference in the world outside my window. Nothing but gray skies, a chill in the air, reports of freezing fog early morning. None […]

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Love | Quotes

Quotes About Love

February 14, 2019

Throughout the history of the writing world, love has been among the greatest muses. Did you realize that Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets dealing with love, time, beauty, and morality? Pablo┬áNeruda was well-loved internationally for his poetry which consisted of nature imagery as well as physical intimacy. Such works by Shakespeare, Neruda, and many others speak […]

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