Dear Readers, Hello again from Minnesota! We got 8.5 inches of snow, and it's very cold here today, but absolutely beautiful. Nothing major has happened since I last wrote. I have started so many posts, but I'm just not excited enough about anything to finish the posts. I seem to write about the same things … Continue reading Sounds of Silence
Escaping to My Music Part Two
Dear Readers, Mt. UT and I were lucky to escape to the what we call the North Shore of Minnesota, on Lake Superior. (Read Part One Here.) We've been here before, during each of the four seasons, but I think fall is my favorite. I can't seem to find words that haven't already been used … Continue reading Escaping to My Music Part Two
Escaping To My Music Part One
Dear Readers, Mr. UT and I had took a wonderful trip up to the North Shore of Minnesota. We were very lucky to see some brillant colors on the leaves! It remided me of a poem I wrote when I was going deaf, and getting used to the differnt sounds of my first cochlear implant. … Continue reading Escaping To My Music Part One
Self-Pity Slips Away
We went tubing!! Dear Readers, The other day I was feeling sad about not being able to hear music with my cochlear implants. People on social media often talk about their favorite songs, singing in the car, and concerts they are going to. I can only listen to talk radio in the car. So I … Continue reading Self-Pity Slips Away
On Our Walk By Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis! Dear Readers, This is an older post, but I thought it good to repost. When we are in addiction, we hold so many resentments, that over time turn into grievance stories. When I was in college, I had to do a supervised teaching semester in a school. I went to … Continue reading Grievance Stories
5 Years! Life is better!
Dear Readers, Today I have been sober for five years! Mr. UT and I both agree life is better. I just came back from a long weekend up in Northern Minnesota, staying at cabins with good friends. It's always been a hard weekend for me, because of people drinking. Not that anyone gets crazy drunk, … Continue reading 5 Years! Life is better!
Can I Hear You Now?
Dear Readers,I lost my hearing, slowly over time. For awhile, hearing aids helped, but when I was around 58, my hearing diminished to the point where they did not help anymore.This was a struggle, not only with teaching, but hearing in any sort of group setting.After I retired, I took a leap of faith and had a cochlear implant … Continue reading Can I Hear You Now?