Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

Today, a client of mine with neurological deficits affecting her balance and coordination reiterated her need for exercises to improve her balance. She pulled out a publication for seniors, L’âge d’or (The Golden Age), and showed me a page she had dog-eared: a grey-haired senior stretching her quads in the standing position, one hand on …

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I’ve received two weird facebook comments in as many days from random people asking me to add them as friends. The most recent one was in response to a YouTube video link of a cover my husband and I recorded, from some dude named Ericus Mandy: « i need to listen to this song, i …

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My husband and I tried this exercise where each of us would contribute a line in an effort to write a story. We did it twice and ended both stories when it was obvious they had died a natural death. 🙄 Story #1 I don’t know why the number 12 just popped into my mind. …

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I was in the middle of writing a rant about motivation, or lack thereof, when a good friend, who also happens to be a brilliant scientist, wrote to ask how my retina repair was healing. The repair was done on November 25th for: ten tears and a retinal detachment, macula on. The latter means that …

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If it is a good enough excuse for the Queen of the United Kingdom, aka the Head of the Commonwealth, to miss a social engagement, it’s good enough for me. Darling husband has been instructed to give my regrets in the same manner as Queen Elizabeth has during her platinum jubilee celebration, by telling my …

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Two weeks ago, my ten year old shih tzu, Sami, underwent dental surgery for teeth cleaning, removal of tartar and the extraction of a few rotten teeth. I hadn’t slept the night before the surgery, overcome by feelings of guilt and foreboding, my go-to emotions for any anxiety-provoking situation. Accompanied by my husband’s eye rolls, …

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The other day, my 90 year old dad asked me to buy him some new pyjamas. When I asked him what kind, he was very specific: they had to be traditional men’s pyjamas with matching top and bottom and a drawstring waist for the latter. You’d think those would be easy enough to find, right? …

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