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  • Annual fundraiser

    This is our first ever, I believe, annual fundraiser drive.  As many of you know, iPinion is a non profit website and all columnists, photographers, editors and owners, do not get paid for what they do.  They enjoy participating in this website, hopefully, as much...
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  • The end

    …and she lived happily ever after. That’s how I pictured life after work to be and thus far, I have not been disappointed. It has been over a year and a half since I walked out on my last day at my job, but even...
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  • Expecting the unexpected

    It’s practically a no-brainer in the medical field — something ingrained in our nursing and medical school training for years. “Be prepared,” (oh wait, that’s the Boy Scout motto, one that I knew, not because anyone would let me in the Boy Scouts, but because...
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  • Nooks and grannies

    Call me grandma. There was a time when I use to cringe at that name, preferring to be called just about anything else, even a bitch, as it had a more appealing, strong, motivated independent woman ring to it and I would graciously thank anyone...
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  • Serendipitous happenchance and a kindred spirit

    I had been working as a nurse for several years when a much-needed new nurse was hired for our clinic. As much as we really needed the help, there is always that initial thought, “crap, I have to train the new girl. I will be...
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  • Beyond the smiling face

    Beyond the smiling face. She pauses a moment before entering the room grasping intensely at the mask before placing it on her face. The room brightens as she walks in and greets everyone with smile. Her laughter echos off the walls of the room before...
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  • The conundrum and nemesis of highly sensitive people

    I have a confession to make. Years ago, I sold my soul. In my defense though, it was before I had any concept of time, space, or that chocolate was the best thing in the world I could find as I crawled around the floor...
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  • A wedding piece of a toast

    When I found out that I would be giving a toast for David Lacy and Tawny Do’s wedding, my heart began to pound. I am not great at speaking in public as I get nervous being in front of large crowds. After I took a...
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  • A Godless Xmas

    I’m not a fan of math. It’s never been my forte. I don’t understand how simply by moving an x from one side of an equation to another, that x could amount to anything. (God knows I’ve moved some exes around a bit and well,...
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