Dead Weight

The smallest bump and it shattered to heaps of blue safety-glass shards. Because of our bathroom’s tight space, we wedged the scale between the shower and toilet. No room to stand on it there, we pulled it out each time we required its services. For years, it tattle-taled the ups and downs of our binges … Continue reading Dead Weight

Fit Kids

Dear PE Teacher, I remember the Presidential Youth Fitness tests from my elementary school days. Every year my classmates and I took fitness tests including running, sit ups, push ups, and chin ups. These tests took time away from playing the games we regularly enjoyed, like volley tennis or handball; they were boring; and worst of all, … Continue reading Fit Kids

Thankful Thursday

A leaky faucet has replaced my nose. I have tried cranking the spiggot tight with extra fluids, quality nutrition, sleep, and meds. To no avail. Two nights ago I took one big green liquigel tablet from a two-pack, because one usually knocks me out for a solid eight hours, and it did; last night I took … Continue reading Thankful Thursday