Make Yourself Great Again

Make America Yourself Great Again When I was a kid, I had friends all over the neighborhood. At least 10 kids at any given time would be available to bum around the subdivision, go swimming, walk up to the quick shop and play Pac Man and Galaga, or just sit in the backyard and chill.…

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Hi, I am a nurse

Hi, I’m a nurse.  This is me, coffeeing up to work a shift in an urban emergency room in St. Louis.  Today, I will work along side black people, white people, Asians, MUSLIMS, Christians, Buddhists, atheists, etc.  We will work to put together your sons and daughters who will get shot.  They might be shot…

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I live in a Flyover State

Flyover State I live in a flyover state.  My city is the murder capital of the US.  I see the violence first hand as a nurse. But, there is so much more to the great state of Missouri than the news shows us.  This state has beautiful mountain ranges, forests, rolling hills, trails, state parks,…

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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference I used to love the show Sister Wives. I did not agree with them regarding religion, nor the reasons that the chose a polygamist lifestyle. I did not relate to sharing a husband. I found the husband to be totally annoying. What I loved about it was the relationship…

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Roller skating through life

IMG_3313   How to roller skate through life When I was a kid, going to the skating rink was the thing to do on the weekends. The cool skating rink in my hometown was a place called LaJolla. One weekend when I was about 12, I went to LaJolla by myself. I was minding my…

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Some Walks You Have To Take Alone

I remember once when I was 16 or 17 I was hanging out at my house with a friend. We were in my room listening to The Cure on vinyl, EMO’ing out. My parents had been divorced for like a year, and my mom and I were living in a house in North County with…

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Our First Christmas

This Christmas, we decided to concentrate less on gifts & more on family.  We set a budget & stuck to it.  We bought each kid something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  We did not use a single credit card to pay for anything, I saved up & used…

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On being an ICU nurse

    The other day, I saved a life. It was not the first life I saved this month.  I literally saved a life with my brain and two hands.  I guided the resident through a stressful afternoon of strange heart rhythms and talked to him about the appropriate medications, drips, and interventions needed for…

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That one day I read a bible verse

Matt and I started talking about getting married earlier in the summer. We were both still legally married to other people, so it was just something that we talked about. We had no idea when or if we would actually do it. I would like to share with you about the day I decided that…

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