Author: Doug Ankerman

MS M.O.

MS M.O.

  Yeah, that’s right.  Your MS M.O. Your “modus operandi.”  Your plan. What are you doing to fight back against your hiccup of multiple sclerosis? But let’s not limit it to just MS. Whether it be arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or any of a malady of ailments–you can’t just stand there & do nothing. You …

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See-Thru Pants

See-Thru Pants

  As the Major League Baseball season begins, so has another controversy. The brew-ha-ha began when Nike, the official uniforn & footwear supplier to the MLB, unveiled a new uniform design.  This new line was performance-based; thinner, lighter-weight, allowing better air circulation.  And the change was much needed as players have been routinely grabbing and …

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Would You Rather

Would You Rather

  Life is about choices. And where you are in life absolutely dictates the choices you make.  That’s certainly true when you throw multiple sclerosis into the mix.  What you may have chosen early on could differ greatly from what you prefer at this time. To find out where you are, My Odd Sock has …

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Joke Dumpster Blog Post

Joke Dumpster Blog Post

  Yeah that’s right. It’s a Joke Dumpster Blog Post. A misfit collection of jokes & thoughts–some I have–and some I haven’t got around to posting elsewhere. Call it an early spring cleaning of my writing  journal. Enjoy!…   SENSEI SHOPPING Police in Washington state say a man wielding a samurai sword & threatening to …

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F & O

F & O

  It gets to ya.  Building, building, building.  More & more. Till you are at your wits end. F & O.  Frustrated and Overwhelmed. I’m there.  Often. And, as I age, that once comfortable ledge has become more & more narrow.   The strangest things get me F & O’d.  Opening a bag of chips.  …

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Time Warp

Time Warp

  Whoa, we just celebrated the New Year but is this really 2024? Or did we somehow enter a time warp vortex and are back in the 1990’s…when ‘Seinfeld’ was the most watched TV show…the Yugo was the most joked about automobile…and Hooters was a popular, eye-popping restaurant? Today, ‘Seinfeld’ still hangs around in reruns.  …

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More Things

More Things

  I am sure you have seen this list of often heard gaffs…things not to say to someone with Multiple Sclerosis. You have probably heard a few yourself first-hand. These swallowable snippets are oft-uttered by someone trying to relate.  To make conversation.  And fail miserably. Hey it happens.  We’re humans.  We just don’t know when …

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Stop It

Stop It

  All right, just stop it. We have put up with this shit for some time now-so it has come time to cease. You’ve had your little fun…got it out of your system.  But it is best to quit with the games.  Hang it up.  And bury it. I’m talking about things that currently annoy …

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The Year In Pictures

The Year In Pictures

    As 2023 winds down, it’s time for those mind-numbing retrospects of the past year we all try to forget. As high-brow as My Odd Sock may be, even I can’t resist a quick peek back at the campy pictures/photographs I have subjected you to seeing over the past twelve months. My deepest apologies. …

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My Christmas Dilemma

My Christmas Dilemma

  I suck at this. Sixty years of holiday experience and I still suck at this. Gift giving is what I am talking about. I am thee absolute worst gift giver EVER.     If I was one of the three wise men, only I could come up with a more inferior gift idea than …

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