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Loves and Lives Lost
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Loves and Lives Lost

I began this blog before the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting. This horrible event, involving young school children, got much world...
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Alcohol Awareness Month
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Alcohol Awareness Month

On February 27, I celebrated my 90th year on the planet.  In all the years, alcohol was my only drug...
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One Factor To Address Many Louisville Citizens’ Concerns
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One Factor To Address Many Louisville Citizens’ Concerns

A 2021 report in the Courier Journal listed the concerns of Louisvillians. The recent attempt on the life of one...
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Nor Is It A Bright Line
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Nor Is It A Bright Line

Recently we wrote that the popular view of addiction in America is misinformed. The impression that addiction to alcohol and...
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Vim—Vigor—Virtualocity
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Vim—Vigor—Virtualocity

Vim: energy and enthusiasm.: Vigor: mental and moral strength. Virtualocity: The ability to move about among faces and places for...
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The World is Upside Down
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The World is Upside Down

In order to write a worthwhile little, I have to watch, listen and read a lot. I look for other’s...
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The Grateful Deed
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The Grateful Deed

As a nation, we celebrated Thanksgiving with thankfulness and civility. It was indeed a grateful deed. Though we should give...
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Helping a Family Member Who Has a Brain Disorder
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Helping a Family Member Who Has a Brain Disorder

I don’t use the words “mental illness” a lot. Brain Disorder, in our society at least, does not seem to...
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Mind Over Matters
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Mind Over Matters

We celebrated September as Recovery Month. For me and others, October has been Discovery Month. In that regard, I am...
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As We Focus on Homicide, Suicide Should Not Be Overlooked and Substance Abuse is A Primary Cause
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As We Focus on Homicide, Suicide Should Not Be Overlooked and Substance Abuse is A Primary Cause

Recent reports rightfully focus on the increase of homicides nationwide in 2020. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that homicides...
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