Thursday, January 27 2022 - 9:45 PM

Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

No Family

woman upset

We are taught that life should unfold in a certain way. We may become puzzled, angry, sad, or anxious when life doesn’t unfold that way. …

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Coping With Death

“Get that—I’m in the shower,” I yell to my husband on a weekend morning. I know it’s probably my father, making a regular morning call. …

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Practice

Ice skaters

I enjoy watching Olympics competitions. They come around every four years, and I select some of my favorite sports to see the best athletes and …

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Learning to Listen

I couldn’t wait any longer to be able to hear clearly. I put up with some diminished and muffled sound in my left ear for …

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Christmas Cactus People

Christmas cactus plant

My mother always owned a Christmas cactus. It was often tucked away in a cool spare bedroom during the fall, thus nurtured for blooming. So …

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On Being Mute

lady holding throat

Thirteen days ago, I lost my voice. At first, it was simply croaky, squeaky, and scratchy. By the next day, however, it was gone. Days …

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Spiritual Autism

woman on cell phone

In past years I have experienced working or living near people who either had family members diagnosed on the Autism Disorder Spectrum, or in whom …

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