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Tuesday Tales...A Stutter Step Changing His World

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Happy January Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, Personal Fouls, Book 3
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the rather rebellious word, stutter. Read a little more about Rudy...

“How are you not resentful? You worked your whole life for your dream. Football was your life.”
“I was damn resentful for a long time. You didn’t see me when this first happened.” How could I quantify my life to her? I matured more after the accident than in all my years before.
“The only dream I’ve ever had was acceptance, to matter to someone besides my mom.”
“Oh, Boo, you matter, you inspire people to challenge their insecurities. You invoke change when you walk into a room. You command attention without saying a word, and none of it’s because you’re so damn beautiful.”
She leaned over, wrapping her arms around my neck. “I want to hold onto you forever.”
"I'm more of a man now that my legs feel nothing. My heart takes up the difference and I've grown as a p…

Now, Within My Grasp RA and Sjogrens

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1/15/2014
I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost three years.
Thank you for listening, periodically, I will have a new installment chronicling my journey-
A DIAGNOSIS A LONG TIME IN THE WORKS
Hello, Fellow Fathomers, I appreciate your kindness, inspiration, and support. As many of you know, I was initially diagnosed with SLE, systemic lupus, almost two years ago. After that, a specialist further tested, and revealed no signs of lupus. Another doctor believed I had fibromyalgia and Sjogrens Syndrome.
Now after failed medications, not getting better, developing migraines, gaining almost 40 pounds, peripheral neuropathy, change medications, new medications…it’s a lot folks.
But!


I finally have conclusive blood results. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens.
I don’t know much about RA, I know the autoimmune disease, Sjogrens, explains many of my symptoms. The R…

Tuesday Tales are Getting Ruthless

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Happy January Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, Personal Fouls, Book 3
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the rather rebellious word, ruthless. Read a little tidbit about Rudy...

Before I could legally sit in the front seat of a car, I played football. Some kids played video games, soccer, went fishing, or watched cartoons, I was practicing. Every Sunday, I watched football all afternoon with my pops. He taught me about downs, off sides, running plays, penalties, and everything else I needed to know to make me invincible.
I spent hours throwing a football through a tire swing in the yard. I needed accuracy with the perfect spiral meant to leave the defense in the dust. Pops got me into little league football, giving me the chance to show my skills to the bigger kids. The difference between me and all the other boys, I breathed this game twenty-four seven, and it showed.
By no surprise, I broke every school record for my positions during four …

Thespian Wench - Lisa Worrall and a Beautiful New Release

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My beautiful friend Lisa has a new release to celebrate! This cover is simply gorgeous, no doubt perfect for the story tucked inside. Please see the excerpt of this latest M/M release, Follow My Lead:


Blurb: Hell hath no fury like a boyfriend scorned as sitcom star and comedian, CJ Edwards, finds out when his ex releases a sex tape he hadn't even known was being filmed. Not to mention the headlines on every newsstand accusing CJ of being an abusive alcoholic. His career in tatters, CJ's agent manages to get CJ a spot on the Christmas special of Dancing with Stars in Your Eyes. Seeing it as a chance to possibly redeem himself, CJ accepts.
Lucien Moreau has been a dance professional on Dancing with Stars in Your Eyes for three years, and he loves it. Until the powers that be decide, in view of new marriage equality laws, the show's Christmas special will include a gay couple. Finding out he is being partnered with CJ Edwards hits him like a fist to the gut. Six months ago his …

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks.
My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome.
Hugs-
My name is Brian Jones. I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.
As we embark on a new year, I want to share some highlights of the South Central US chapter of the National MS Society:
9 Bike MS events raised approximately $24.7 million.32 Walk MS events raised approximately $3.2 million.11 leadership events raised approximately $840k.Their network of human service professionals is connecting people affected by MS to solutions that address the challenges and obstacles in their lives.Service management pro…

Tuesday Tales and a Reason to Celebrate

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Happy January Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, Personal Fouls, Book 3
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the following celebratory picture prompt:

"I can tell you’re a gentle soul, full of kindness and love.” “I appreciate that. Your opinion is important to me.” “I’d like to call you my brother, would that be too forward?” Sharlyn stunned me.  we obviously inherited no familial horrific tendencies. We had same manner of thought, compassion, and love. I’d secretly hoped she’d want to include me in her family, now, she was asking for my permission. “I’d really like that…sis.” “We have so much catching up on. All the water balloon fights, pillow fights, spooky campfire stories, trips to the zoo, April Fools’ jokes.” “Does your older brother harass you this much? Is that what you think siblings do?” I gave her a noogie on her top of her head. “Absolutely! You know, he wants to get to know you too. You two will be brothers by association with me…

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks.
My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome.
Hugs-



Research on immune activity in MS
Understanding and stopping MS in its tracks requires a better understanding of the role that the immune system plays in this disease. This system is involved both in the inflammatory attacks on myelin and, very possibly, in the injury to axons (the wire-like nerve fibers) that contributes to longer-term disability. Research on the immune system includes studies on:
Understanding components of the immune system such as T cells, B cells, and antibodies.Identifying new targets for therapeutic intervention while leav…

Tuesday Tales and a Gray Area Beginning 2015

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Happy December Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, Personal Fouls,
book 3 for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the word prompt, gray. Who is getting family history from a concerned Auntie?


“He was sleeping around as soon as he hit puberty. Somehow, he possessed the charm to drop panties. Surely, he wasn’t careful enough to always use protection. He was never worried about the end game.”
“Did you ever talk with my mom about any of this? Maybe try to warn her?” Stuck in the middle between guarding my mother’s honor and allowing her free will pinned me into a corner. “Did he ever love my mom?”
“Absolutely! He loved your mom. They married with the best of intentions and made great business partners. I thought possibly she might tame his savage ways. He was loyal longer than I thought he would be.”
“What happened?”
“Dammit, this is gonna be a tough delivery, so bear with me. When your mom became pregnant with you, apparently, she didn’t feel very…frisky,…

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks.
My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome.
Hugs-


My name is Brian Jones. I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.
“MS isn’t an easy disease to diagnose. In the first place, there is no single test for multiple sclerosis. Second, the diagnosis cannot be made until the doctor finds evidence of two episodes of disease activity in the central nervous system that have occurred at different points in time — which means that confirming the diagnosis is sometimes a waiting game. And third, most MS symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, which means that the doctor needs to ru…