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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Aim Of Throne

Aim Of Throne

        Multiple sclerosis does wicked things to a person’s psyche, confidence & soul.   The following is a dramatic account of one such event.     The parties involved include:   The toilet.         The floor.           And me, aka My Odd Sock.     …

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Dude, Where’s My Bank?

Dude, Where’s My Bank?

    As a kid I opened a savings account where my parents did their banking. It was a stately place with marble counters, pens on chains and a steel door to the vault taller than me and just as wide. It had a stately name as well, the First National Bank. Our town also …

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MS: How Much Do You Know?

MS: How Much Do You Know?

  So you are patting yourself on the back for your knowledge of multiple sclerosis, huh? You have read the research. Visited the websites. Books, journals, studys, ect ect. You know so much about multiple sclerosis YOU should be wearing a white coat.   But before we start calling you “Doc”, it’s time to test …

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Making it official.