Author Archives: Dhyana

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned mad at her roofer

Thanks Shakespeare, for telling it like it is, or was, even back in your time. Now if you don’t mind, I want to use the olde factoide my way. This is how my story goes: I’ve known for the past … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Anniversay of US Navy WAVEs

The WAVES branch of the Navy was two years old when I enlisted in 1944. We all suffered through the same boot camp physical training as the men, and went on to advanced training in a specialty we had been … Continue reading

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Today, on the 77th anniversary of the founding of the WAVES

Story excerpt courtesy of The North Platte Telegraph (Full story here: http://bit.ly/2YpDPtx) Peggy (Parent) Lutz, 97 Born and raised in Oregon, Margaret “Peggy” Parent was a college junior in December 1941. Many male classmates at Linfield College in McMinnville enlisted … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Heartspeak

It is the first day of Easter Week, late afternoon, when a drift of smoke comes out from under the north roof of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in beautiful Paris, France. Immediately the wail of sirens gives notice that … Continue reading

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Distraction Desperation

Can I have a couple of minutes of your empty time? This is about the word can. And this is about me, as I work on finding a big enough distraction that I won’t think about the forecast for a … Continue reading

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Buzzy and The Dream

(One special night in a therapy facility) Just woke up from a dream. It’s Buzzy, a close relative of the cartoon figure Maxine, in a bikini, flip flops, kerchief tied around her head with a call light clipped to the … Continue reading

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The Touch: To Homeless and Back

It took just one second – well, maybe two seconds – for my disease-free, chemical-clean, well balanced body to move through space from the booth’s platform to the Diner restaurant’s floor. With some instant clarity on the way down, I … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Texting

In the beginning was the cave wall with a stick figure without pants, and a stick figure with a skirt. The one without pants was a man, a Mr. – mister, a noun, and the other was a Mrs. – … Continue reading

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The Trump’s Tsunami, Day 500-something

The Tsunami (metaphorically The Donald himself), is near to reaching its peak, having flooded ‘the swamp’ that was declared would be cleaned. Not surprisingly the swamp is now in overflow with a wash of hastily named and unqualified crocodiles, numbers … Continue reading

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Announcing Peggy’s New Book – 3 years in the making …

NEW — Between Sun Set and Sun Rise Contact Peggy to Order Your Copy As family caregivers are released from duty by the passing of their loved one, they can find themselves in the dilemma of combining mourning with conducting … Continue reading

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