Neurobiology

How to Eat CAKE Without Washing Dishes

Last week I felt weary. Maybe it was the gazillionth meal I had cooked in 4 months. Or masking up for the 2-week grocery load. Or those re-appearing dirty dishes. [Really people, those dishes?] Our colorful palate of life has gone a bit muted out here. Conversational topics in the kitchen [is there another room?] […]

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Bunker Up

Week 5: Well Wishes (posted April 28, 2020) Happy Wednesday to all of you tuning into Bunker Up! I don’t know about you but there’s a lot of togetherness in our home. The thing that is being tested mostly in the 2020 viral whirlwind is just this phenomenon – social connection. Too much of it […]

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Know Thy Anchors

I hate to admit it.  Facebook connects. Last month when I was scrolling through, I spied a photo of a dear friend at a Blazers game.  For those of you clueless about a possession arrow, an and one, and zone defense – I’m talking about a professional basketball team here. Since I was flying to […]

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Are You Savoring the Lottery?

During our hiatus in Washington state, I used to buy lottery tickets. It wasn’t a “jones.” But sometimes when I was feeling it or just in a funk about work, I would purchase one or two in the express line at the grocery store.   If he was with me, that tall endearing fellow I […]

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I Heard the Ponderosa Pines

Ten years ago the pines spoke to me. (You’re right. I don’t want to share this with just anyone). I had been struggling at work. My childhood identity of responsibility clung to me like a tight dress that didn’t look so good in adulthood. It was hard for me to say ‘no’ to work assignments […]

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The Treasure of Safety

Last Tuesday, I rooster-strutted out of Ulmer’s with my lime green shopping bag filled. In 10 minutes, despite the crowd of locals, tourists, and cruise ship passengers, I seized my booty.  In one sweep, I plucked my beloved’s birthday card, found a plumbing fixture for our utility sink, spied a new carabiner for my daypack, […]

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