Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

  Thanksgiving…and everything you’ll need to stomach this day of celebrated feasting. Why not begin with the canned cranberry sauce pictured here. Mmm, don’t you just love gelatinous fruit? Does anything look more unappealing?  Dog food slides out of the can looking much the lumpy same.  Even the pooch won’t touch it till I mush …

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Go With It

Go With It

    You can’t make a pie if you don’t have the filling. Okay, how does that relate to multiple sclerosis, you ask? It’s a fatigue issue really.  If you don’t have the energy inside, not much is getting done out. Fatigue hits me hardest on warmer days.  Feels like I have concrete in my …

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Not Crazy ‘Bout Alexa

Not Crazy ‘Bout Alexa

    Granted I can’t do much, but I can do what they do. I’m talking about the flood of “intelligent personal assistants” on the market today. Amazon’s Echo & Echo Dot…Google’s Home and the Home Mini want to turn on your lights, play music, tell you the news & weather and buy crap. But …

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I Can’t Wear Pants!

I Can’t Wear Pants!

    Fall is my favorite season. Leaves & their vibrant colors are beauty in nature. While the dip in temperature makes my body feel alive. Unfortunately the thermometer is dipping so much it will soon dreadfully change the way I dress.   You see I prefer to wear shorts.  My season of shorts is …

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Destination: Halloween City

Destination: Halloween City

What was once a vacant, big-box store comes alive each October.  Filled wall-to-wall with costumes, cloaks, masks & make-up. It’s your temporary store dedicated to Halloween.  And every community seems to have one.     Mine is “Halloween City.”  Squatting in a former Staples Super Store. Oh don’t mind the dirty floor, it just adds …

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Helping (is) Out

Helping (is) Out

  A recent event around the My Odd Sock household brought to light another ugly reason to despise multiple sclerosis. You see, I can’t do much to help.   Lending a hand is like having all thumbs. Pitching-in is more of pitching-out. Over time, I have learned it is best to back-up and stay out of …

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MS Pie Charts

MS Pie Charts

    I love pie charts.  And I love pie.  Though not necessarily in that order. Pie charts are a fantastic way to present useful information. Or in this case, nonsensical info relating to our beloved multiple sclerosis. Take a peek at these pie charts and maybe you will come away with a smile. Enjoy… …

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Welcome To My Death Ray

Welcome To My Death Ray

Again?  Seriously? Yep, I’m being too lazy to write something new.  So please enjoy this repeat My Odd Sock…. “I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” -Nancy Reagan (1921-    ) Nancy’s quote really doesn’t have anything to do with my story.  I just thought it was funny. A …

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Tale Wagging Fun

Tale Wagging Fun

Because I have writer’s block, please plug your nose and enjoy this encore My Odd Sock.   This is Maggie, a three-year old Cockapoo rescued from the shelter by my mother. Weighing just 11 pounds, Maggie is little pooch who gives my Mom big attention.     Maggie is very social, rarely barks and only …

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MS Skills

MS Skills

Because I’m feeling a bit lazy, here is something I wrote for the M.S.A.A. blog.  Enjoy.   It is difficult to accept when multiple sclerosis steals your ability to work. A lifetime of training and talent gone.  Poof. I know it was for me after giving over twenty years of sweat & soul in radio …

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