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My Next Great Adventure – IV

Chapter IVish – Apartment Living The things I am learning. We can get a contact high walking in the hallway…that’s a free bonus. The dogs can learn to poo while leashed and not step in it, but it’s a gradual process. Apparently, hipsters don’t actually sleep at night…they …

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Stronger and Braver

The ER doctor said, “Yes, he is still conscious, but I don’t know how.” Diabetic ketoacidosis. Type one Diabetes. BGL, 987. All real words, but I didn’t know what they meant. Words that would describe my then 10 year old, seemingly healthy child. Words that would mold him, …

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My Life (5 Years) At Sea

I am not the Ancient Mariner: Ancient, maybe. Part 1 – The Cruises Let me start at the beginning. I was very fortunate that the Dean of Students at the State University of New York, Maritime College decided to recruit at my High School. He painted such a …

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February. The month of love, Groundhog’s Day, and the Chinese New Year.

February 1, 2022 welcomes in the Year of The Tiger…an auspicious beginning as my mom would say. The Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China, and its zodiac sign is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils, and braveness. This month, Universal Stories will highlight …

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Leap of Faith

It is not often in our mid-40s that we look at our lives, say we want a change, and actually change. My job was just a job. I worked at the first office of our elementary school. I had summers off, home with my kids before dinner. It …

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