Oh my… incompatible?

Dear Amy: I’m a doctor. I am on the front lines treating covid patients. I have watched the cycle of fear, sadness and guilt when I tell a patient they have tested positive. Then again, watching the family go through their cycle of denial, anger and sadness as I give them the phone call thatContinue reading “Oh my… incompatible?”

What lies beneath.

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been dating “Karl” for five years. We live separately. I thought our relationship was pretty solid until a recent health scare. A few days ago, I had a severe allergic reaction to something I ate at dinner. When I realized how serious it was, I immediately rushed to the ER. (I hadContinue reading “What lies beneath.”

Exhausted!

Well, I’m in a good mood, but I’m emotionally and mentally hungover. Emotionally from getting bad news from my former employer, and mentally from writing the 3-day novella. About that: I reached my same word count as last year: 17,400 words (rounded). Go figure. Unfortunately, I’m seeing some comments on social media indicating that myContinue reading “Exhausted!”

A freefall into dietary failure!

I’ve taken some measures to “force” myself to follow a certain diet. Namely, I spent a small fortune on grocery items from Amazon that should keep me on the straight and narrow. Oddly enough, it seems to be working so far. But what I have to commit to is never going to the local pastryContinue reading “A freefall into dietary failure!”

More alterations to my diet!

So, I’ve modified my diet in a few more ways. It’s been a constant process of figuring out what works best. I used to eat a square of dark chocolate after every meal (the stuff works great as an appetite suppressant), but that became a problem, because–go figure–I fell in love with the stuff. IContinue reading “More alterations to my diet!”

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