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Posted on: December 23, 2022 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

The Heart

One look in the mirror and all is known. Ten years have passed in one day. Age seems to have whisked in overnight and stolen my youth. I look in the mirror and see battle scars of stress, disease, and heartache written all over my face as if the hands …

Posted on: June 3, 2019 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

Insurance. Assurance.

Two days before leaving on our 17-day highly anticipated camping trip to see the fabulous National Parks on the western side of the United States, a woman stood on our porch and handed me paperwork for a lawsuit. I was served! I have never been served before and it felt …

Posted on: July 17, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 12

Surviving the Sour, Savoring the Sweet

Watching hair grow while it is being killed at the cellular level takes a lot of patience. Every morning I gaze at this bald head of mine in my magnification mirror and see new sprouts of life trying to live. I honestly can’t believe that it is even emerging considering …

Posted on: January 21, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 1

Vitamin “J” Deficiency

The older I get, I am learning that I don’t always have to be right. I do like to be right and like to be acknowledged when I am right, but I am learning to sit back and not worry about being right. Having a discussion with my 22 year …

Posted on: May 12, 2013 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

The Nest – Mother’s Day

A smile comes across my face as I stare at this amazing bird’s nest left in the bush outside our bathroom window. My first reaction is that is was defiantly built by the male species. I can hear him now, “…this baby’s not going anywhere! It will withstand high winds, …