Category Archives: Health


Nostalgia is a tempting mind-space to use as an escape that I also often use as a prompt to write. The fact of the matter is that nostalgia is an indulgence–an unwise one at that. One cannot live effectively in … Continue reading

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May Is Stroke Awareness Month

I should begin with a disclaimer. I am not trained in any medical profession, nor have I attended any type of medical institution. I am only someone who writes blog posts about what I have observed. If you want or … Continue reading

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To Meditate

“Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.”–Voltaire I have often wondered about the types of meditation Voltaire may have practiced. His insights about human awareness and consciousness hint that he more than dabbled in … Continue reading

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Snag Yourself Some Leisure

Sometime in my career, my attitude slowly shifted away from living to work into working to live. This was subtle and went back and forth for awhile. Eventually this means to an end solidified and has become a mostly unconscious … Continue reading

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Sleep Tracking At My Home

I was asked by Neil of “Yeah, Another Blogger” fame how my Galaxy Watch could determine when I’m in REM state. This was in reference to Thursday’s “The Biological Clock” post on this blog. I couldn’t provide a satisfactory answer, … Continue reading

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I began smoking tobacco cigarettes in 1972. I struggled with quitting them throughout the ensuing years until I grappled with the lack of resolve to quit smoking 15 years later. As noted in my diary at the time, I smoked … Continue reading

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Acknowledge The Wins

This is daily bluejayblog post 4,070. I don’t mention the number so as to receive massive kudos, I could have fished for compliments at 4,000, 3,000, or 2,000 posts. I mention the number today to illustrate a point. Although none … Continue reading

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