A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it…

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Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Deal!

I am battling through ‘something’… a new stage of fibromyalgia? Is this a 50 + club I have inadvertently joined? I have 2 decades of experience with this disease. Does anyone have a third decade under their belt? Did you notice any changes in your third decade? Anything that should be added to the Stages of…

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School Shootings, “I” am Responsible.

It is Time to Replace “They” with “I.” I grew up with guns in the home. My father was the city Mayor. Therefore Chief of Police for our small town. That job came with a gun and a badge. We were told never to touch the gun, and we did not. The adults in my family hunted.…

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Facebook Folly

I did it. I commented on a politically charged question on a friend’s Facebook page. Basically, this is a new friend, but I have known his girlfriend for a long time. I do not know this new friend’s friends. The short story is I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, should it be raised,…

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Rumored Role Reversals

Male and female role reversals? Yep! Nope! Well, maybe. It just depends… The gender-neutral alibi comes into play here. We are not defined by our gender! Let’s reminisce …  The man is the breadwinner, and the woman is the homemaker, and we are in the early 1950’s. Face it, ladies, feminism happened. The one income family…

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Six Lousy Days

Part of all the new changes in my life, well our lives (the hubs and me) has been getting medical insurance. So we each got individual insurance. I started searching back in October. It was a horrible, expensive and lengthy process. I don’t want to go into the politics of all of it, but Obama Care is not…

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“Sleep on…”

When you have a chronic illness there are people in your life who will stand by you no matter what. There are people who will not be able to do that either due to lack of understanding, disbelief, or even a lack of empathy. You cannot change their minds no matter how many times you…

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Get Gaga Ready, Put on Your Poker Face.

Yes, the media released Lady Gaga’s announcement that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The millionaire pop culture performer has fibromyalgia. If Lady Gaga can be up on that stage, dancing and singing, so can we! Right? Well, get ready to be compared to fibromyalgia’s new face because that is who you are now up against.…

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Charlottesville, A Red Herring?

I do not like writing about politics. I do not like writing about religion. But I’m sick of the wool being pulled over our eyes and I won’t stand by as Americans are led like lambs to the slaughter with false information and ignorant news casters reporting fallacies, not facts. Do you know what a red herring…

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