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Adventures in Healthcare

Two days after his visit to Mercy Hospital ER in Muskegon, the Norco haze fading and sense of humor returning, Josh says, “Hey honey, we are definitely gonna hit our insurance deductible this year.” It’s mid-June and we’ve both made trips to the ER. I tried out Northwest Arkansas’s version of Mercy in April, a […]

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Three Stitches

Crash is Josh’s nickname. He’s the more adventurous rider willing to push speed and limits. I am the one who ended up in a creek ditch thrown six-feet down. I was shocked after the bike and me laid to rest in a pile of brush and branch, blood oozing from various wounds on my leg. […]

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Canada By Train

Via Rail Canada’s slogan is The More Human Way to Travel. I pondered the words, and determined it was a case where the paths of reality and marketing blur together. I am not complaining just musing. I voluntarily chose to take Canada’s Ocean Train Route from Sarnia, Ontario first to Quebec City (13 hours) then […]

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Yosemite Luck

It was 5:15 p.m. on a brilliantly hot August day. There was a line of cars waiting to enter one of the U.S’s most visited National Parks. We added two more to the thousands already gaping at giant Sequoias, 1000-foot falls and domed towers of granite. Enter Yosemite National Park, a mere four hours east […]

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Happy 100!

I’ve written about milestone birthdays, The Year of 40 for example and the reward of travel. 40 seemed significant, 50 will be a whopper and 60 will be epic. What about 100, will I make it and how to celebrate such a remarkable milestone? My grandmother, Emma Louverna Warren, turned a century on July 28, […]

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