Overcoming Social Isolation – by Amanda Rice

I recently asked a good friend and fellow professional counselor to guest blog. I am excited that she took me up on it. The good news she sent me a couple of articles so you'll probably hear from her again soon! Overcoming Social Isolation We know the value and appreciation of lifelong friendships. We know … Continue reading Overcoming Social Isolation – by Amanda Rice

Teenagers ask, “Is Marijuana Harmless?”

Teenagers ask, “Is Marijuana Harmless?” I think it is a good question. In my research I found a trend that is very troubling; adolescent and young adult marijuana use follows the perception of harmful effects. If the perception is that marijuana is harmlful the use goes down and vise-versa. The rapid push for legalization across … Continue reading Teenagers ask, “Is Marijuana Harmless?”

The Birthday Boy and Marching onward

Another milestone in the first year without Carrie has been reached. This time it’s a birthday, the youngest’s, affectionately known here as “the boy”. The event was marked with great fanfare and celebrated with good friends at the local laser tag place. Although it has been thirteen years, it does seem like yesterday that we … Continue reading The Birthday Boy and Marching onward

I have been following this young lady’s blog. She is battling the same cancer as Carrie’s (my late wife). Like Carrie, this woman did not have any of the typcial risk factors. She just ended up with the cancer. Reading her blog has been inspiring. -Jeff

Cancer Kickin' Girl

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPINGGGG!!!! Got my SHOP on!!! 🙂   I LOVE me some Pentagon city! I love shopping.  My first words as a baby were “mall” and “shop” for heavens sake so don’t blame me!! 🙂   I didn’t need any off brand laptops or cheap tvs, but the little misc stuff I did need I got good deals on and spent 17 hours…. 5:00AM until 10:30PM… haha!  Nice day spent with my love 🙂  and good exercise!! Although I am not suppose to be exercising?  hmm… well my dr.’s don’t read this… as far as I know! ha!

I received a call today from someone who hasn’t seen my since May and wanted a follow-up and I was catching her up but forgot how she remembered me.  She had recalled how skinny and weak I was last she saw me and had my j-tube in my stomach and just…

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