Time for a Career Change

Dr. Karen J. Krahl, D.C.  owner/doctor Synergy Health Group.  The link to one of my blogs is www.synergyhealthgroup.com, click on "Health News" on the banner at the top of my home page and pick a topic....more

To Kid or Not to Kid; Children Anyone?

When did I first know I wanted to have kids?  When I fell in love with my son’s father. How in the heck did that happen? Well there was the “tall, dark and handsome” part, and I’m a sucker for it. I had wanted to live an independent life, be a career woman, and never be told what to do with my own money. To some extent I had belief systems in place based on the negative modeling of marriage by my parents, so marriage and kids were not on my to do list. ...more
 @wdolderer I have to take responsibility for not having been sensitive enough perhaps to my ...more

A Child Has Some Choices; Chocolate or Vanilla?

As I sit here thinking about the very thing I liked least about being a child; being told what to do, I smile at the thought as an adult. There are times now I would love to be told what to do, instead of having to make difficult, even painful, life changing decisions.“What flavor of ice cream do you want? Chocolate or Vanilla.” That I could choose. And I was always a "Vanilla."...more

When Time Moved Slowly; One of the Things I Loved About Being A Kid

  Reflecting on the many things I loved about being a kid, the one that remained a constant, was how slowly time moved. We had all the time in the world, for everything....more
Your recollection brought back so many great childhood  memories of my own!  One of the things I ...more

Alive in the Moment; A Jaunt Through Nature

The times I stop and stare at beauty bring me an incomparable inner calm. “Alive in nature” brings me many life well-lived moments. Here are some.I’ve been after some fawns the last several weeks trying to get photographs. ...more
So precious!  I just love to watch them when I am visiting in the country.  I just get so ...more

No, No Really, Seriously, I Was Just Kidding!

Kidding around can be a lot of fun with people you trust and share some history with; you know their hearts are in the right place and where they’re coming from. People you don’t know so well, who are ribbing you, especially the ones who may have some kind of agenda, either leave you not knowing whether it was just being playful or if there’s an underlying message. That can be borderline meanness. ...more
Yeah, I hate when that happens.  Good for you, standing your ground.  more

The Prank I Wish I'd Pulled

My eldest brother Jeff, was a hard act to follow. We could only hope to copy-cat some of his pranks, but he’d already worn out my parents with most of them, so they were already immune. One of the ones I wished I’d done was again played on my mother. We had a downstairs bathroom in our cellar that was rarely used.  The cellar was where we kept our four “drawers” of guinea pigs rescued from University of Maryland Medical School’s Anatomy department. Every once in a while my father would take pity on experimental animals and bring some home....more

Fireworks, Flags, and Sparklers

I have a kaleidoscope of pictures in my mind from the fourth of Julys of my early youth. Red, white, and blue everything, flags hanging in the steaming July weather...more
 @Tweetsmom Thanks for checking in. I was wondering if people were gonna say "yuk" about the ...more

The Best Prank I Ever Pulled

We all have phobias, and part of excelling at being a prankster, is observing the phobias of others, and recording them in your memory bank. I did not start out to be a practical joker. Especially, since being the youngest in our family I was often the recipient of practical jokes such as (and I’m not sure this qualifies) the time my older brother talked me into eating fried frog legs. There is, somewhere around here, a picture of me eating this “delicacy” and the whole family howling around me. My dad had a research grant for the summer, and we were in Denver....more

My Latest Favorite Joke

Jim and Mary were both patients in a Mental Hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom and stayed there. Mary promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out. When the medical director became aware of Mary's heroic act he immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital as he now considered her to be mentally stable. When he went to tell Mary the news he said, "Mary, I have good news and bad news....more