Category Archives: Buller

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. When we say “mental health” many people think mental health problems or mental health issues. Hence, there remains a stigma about even talking about mental health. Well, mental health can also refer to wellness. We … Continue reading

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Granddad’s Sermons

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, left behind a number of short sermons among the manuscript pages of his memoirs. A deeply religious man, he served as lay preacher and Sunday school teacher in the Pentecostal church. I’ve shared several portions of … Continue reading

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What Healthcare System?

There is no healthcare system in America. Yes, we do have great doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, EMT, pharmacists, and healthcare professionals/paraprofessionals of all stripes. Their hearts are good and their efforts are heroic. They can be incredibly effective. They could … Continue reading

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Happy 33rd Anniversary, Sara!

for Sara, forever my angel “There is no greater force in the universe than the impact of two people finding each other.” — Scott Whitebird, my brother and one of the Two Best Men at our wedding Today marks the … Continue reading

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Forward into the Future!

Today marks 6 months since I got laid low by an injury of unknown source. In the months since then, I’ve blogged quite a bit less than I had been previously doing. Most of my time & energy has been … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

That’s what I finally just did for the first time since July 2. My sudden incapacitation on July 3rd rudely interrupted my almost-daily rhythm of taking my dog, Stella, for a 2 to 3 mile walk. Hell, it interrupted ALL … Continue reading

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Kick-Starting Motivation

As I slowly progress towards rehabbing myself back into functional shape, I am trying to regain some sense of motivation beyond “getting better.” See, for the first week or so after injuring my back, my main motivation was finding some … Continue reading

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Update on my Rehab/Recovery I continue to make slow, somewhat steady progress on the rehab front — with the emphasis on S-L-O-W. As noted in my last entry here some weeks back, I can make it around the first floor … Continue reading

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An object at rest will remain at rest… Inertia is a fundamental law of physics, enshrined by Sir Isaac Newton as his First Law of Motion. It usual refers to objects, but as a physical being, I feel it quite … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News — Nothing New

Posted on my social media yesterday afternoon: Good news/bad news from my excursion to the spinal specialist in the Springs: nothing indicating surgery (Good!), nothing they can do at this point (bad) — that is, nothing new. Basically, nothing has … Continue reading

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