The Pirate/Owl & The Witch/Wolf Series

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I didn’t begin this story as a series, however, The Pirate/Owl and The Witch/Wolf keep making appearances around here with things to share.

Here is their continuing story — all in one place. More or less in some kind of cosmic order — not in the order I wrote it…


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It’s Thursday. I’ve been assigned to OR 3 with one of my favorite scrub techs. It will be a tough day and I’m relieved to have her.

Thursday in my OR is the day our OB/GYN service has block time to schedule D&Es. To the non-medical personnel out there —…


Thoughts from a professional masker

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As a former OR nurse, I just don’t see what the big deal is. I worked 40+ hours a week, in a mask. For most of my nursing career. With asthma.

It’s not like anyone is taking away our guns. Goddess Forbid!

I know for a fact masks work to…


It’s not about vengeance after all

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When I started looking deeper into the philosophies behind my yoga and meditation practice, I learned about Karma. The real and true meaning of the energy.

Karma is defined by Dictonary.com as:

the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of…


It’s what mothers do

It all started when I cleaned out my walk-in closet so the folks coming to clean my carpets could get in there and do their job.

I pulled out one of those plastic-under-the-bed boxes and remembered what I had put in there. It was a small treasure trove of memories…


No matter the changes — Medium is still a great deal

November 2017:

I recently joined Medium as a member — note the pretty green circle now around my photo.

I have read all the great benefits afforded writers who write on Medium. It seems to me that it might be a bit counterintuitive to lock your stories when you’re first…


Aging on the outside, glowing on the inside

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No one tells us this when we are young. It’s something you learn after spending decades attempting to make your body take or hold a certain shape. A shape defined by a society of strangers. That’s right — strangers. …


Clearing out the clutter

I thought I’d post an update on my yoga room.

Last month I managed to remove All. The. Things. from it. The queen-sized guest bed, the really, truly, completely old bedside tables, lamps, and all the hidden treasures I found when I removed the bed’s dust ruffle.

First came the…


Uneasy path to truth: prompt

Not just a river in Egypt

I have had panic attacks for nearly the whole of My Life. They started as a trauma response when I was a child. I have since learned to live with said panic attacks and now regard them as my intuition on crack. …

Ann Litts

Self discovery in progress, stay tuned

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