Just Another Day on Earth

In my 23,010 days on earth, I have been presented with several good opportunities to die. Back in the 1970s, I battled thyroid cancer, complete with surgery and radiation treatment. In 2003 my aortic valve went south, requiring replacement or, alternatively, an appointment with the grim reaper. In 2017 that valve ran out the clock …

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Anyone Who Had a Heart

(February is National Heart Health Awareness month.) Sitting off to the left of center in your chest is the heart. It is a remarkable organic pumping device, a muscle controlled by electrical impulses. When working correctly, this little fist-sized organ will beat at an average of 72 beats per minute (bpm), or over 100,000 times …

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Here Comes Princess Jennifer

Do you remember 1985? The eighties were a very strange time in America. We were still finding our way into the modern world. Disco was dead but the hair wasn’t. Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term. Microsoft launched Windows 1.1 and Nintendo introduced NES game system. We still bought our music on …

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