Enough books to say Good Night
Years Ago

M is for Moderation

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can a we live with problems?  Sure, moderation is wise. But... Isn't moderation a church-lady, finger-pointing, tsk-tsking spoiler of fun? In order to live well with chronic pain, I've had to learn to pace myself, to put on the… Continue reading M is for Moderation

Let it go; forgive and give life.
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L is for Let-it-go

  This is part of a series of an alphabet of help for living well, despite everything: L is for Let-it-go! I've been stepped on. Bruised. Trounced. Crushed. What's my initial, instinctive, human response? I'm shocked-- how could they?  I'm in attack mode-- those nasty blankety-blanks, I'm gonna show them why they are so wrong. I relive what they did to me. I… Continue reading L is for Let-it-go

innovation solves problems
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I is for Innovation–living well, despite everything

This is part of a series of an alphabet of help for living well, despite everything: I is for Innovation. There will always be at least one apparently valid excuse, and a dozen more rationalizations, in defense of why it just isn't possible to do what I want to do, ought to do, or hope to do.… Continue reading I is for Innovation–living well, despite everything

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H is for Hot Bath: living well, despite everything

This series is an alphabetical exploration of 26 options for living well, despite everything. It answers the question–How can a we live with problems?  A hot bath is good remedy for practically everything that might go wrong. Allow me to not get all medical-statistical about why it is good to frequently draw a pleasantly hot bath (not… Continue reading H is for Hot Bath: living well, despite everything

Grow scarlet runner beans
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G is for Grow: living well, despite everything

This is part of a series of an alphabet of help for living well, despite everything: G is for Grow. Do you want to live well? Then grow, despite everything. Grow something to eat. I began by nurturing a pot of basil on my windowsill. Added a pot of rosemary and cilantro. Next, I planted scallions, radishes and leaf lettuce in… Continue reading G is for Grow: living well, despite everything

Tracy Lee Karner
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F is for Food, glorious food! living well, despite everything

Food," says Rosetta, owner of Rosetta's Kitchen in Asheville, NC, "is the physical embodiment of prayer."** ** in Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual memoir of Food and Faith by Fred Bahnson Food nourishes us; it facilitates healing and creates community. All five of our senses are involved in the enjoyment of food. So how did food become such a problem… Continue reading F is for Food, glorious food! living well, despite everything