10 Years

10 Years

  I am not a numbers guy. I don’t believe numbers influence life’s decisions or events like some may think. But looking back I begin to wonder. The number ten, or a factor of ten, really seems to rule what is going on in my world lately.   For example, February of 2009 was my …

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Shopping At The Club

Shopping At The Club

  They go by names like Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s & the Warehouse Club but the business is the same…membership stores selling product in outrageously humungous sizes. This is confirmed by the fact that the shopping carts come bigger than my Honda Fit. Having just received a sale catalog from a neighborhood Sam’s Club, let’s …

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Food Allergies & MS

Food Allergies & MS

  Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital sought to find a connection between an allergy & the activity of inflammatory disease. Their work found new evidence linking food allergies with relapses of multiple sclerosis.  And results were published just this week in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (My copy was somehow lost in …

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Your Free Gift

Your Free Gift

    “Free” is the most appealing word in our language. Admittedly it got my attention on a recent mailer from an area hospital. “Your free gift is enclosed” it said in big words. Maybe a coupon for free angioplasty I pondered ripping open the envelope.     Boy was I disappointed to learn the …

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Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts

Enjoy this sweet treat of a past My Odd Sock…..     Everyone adores the little candy hearts so popular this time of year. In fact, Neeco, the world’s renowned Sweetheart manufacturer, has been making them & sharing love since 1902! The touching phrases found on each heart have changed over the years, but they …

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Over/Under

Over/Under

  In sports betting the “over/under” is a popular wager. Mind you, I am not a gambler but over/under is so easy to explain even I understand. For example if a predicted score has been set at “10” the bettors can wager if the actual score will be higher or lower than that number. And …

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Downright Lazy

Downright Lazy

  Eh, don’t get me started. All these current trends and new fangled technologies. I’m a 55 year-old fuddy-duddy who doesn’t know a Kardashian from a Gregorian. I remember the days when telemarketers were living, breathing humans–NOT robots.  And with all this online shopping, I know my UPS driver better than the store clerk. Convenience …

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I Have Changed

I Have Changed

    “I have changed.  I am a different person now than before I was diagnosed.  My personality has changed.  The old me is coming back.  Slowly, but.  That’s part of the reason my wife and I are getting a divorce.” “How long have you been married?” she asked. “Thirty years.  We are high school …

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Kids Will Be Kids

Kids Will Be Kids

    A story was told of kids being kids. This one about when differences arose on the playground. “It’s MY turn.  You already had one.” “Na uh, you’re cheating!” “Am not!”   Most disputes are  settled quickly and play resumes because there is only so much time till recess ends. On this day however …

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Overdue: The Return of the MS Bookmobile

Overdue: The Return of the MS Bookmobile

    Time once again to curl up and read a classic novel with an MS plot. The MS Bookmobile has returned! Chocked full of new titles about your favorite chronic disease. Check out these great reads…..   “Mobility Dick” by Herman Melville “Fire And Fury: The Feeling in my Body” by Michael Wolff “MS …

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Making it official.