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  • Pet Caregivers Suffer Burnout Too: Relief and Grief

    Pet Caregivers Suffer Burnout Too: Relief and Grief

    A few days ago I had to say goodbye to my little terrier, Madegan. She had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure over a year and a half ago, but had been doing okay with medication. Recently, however, as she weakened, I had to make more and more accommodations for her failing health since she…

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  • Invisible Woman Syndrome: Fading or Freedom?

    Invisible Woman Syndrome: Fading or Freedom?

    Does a woman become irrelevant after middle age, or does she instead, after shedding the bondage of maintaining an ideal of beauty, become her true self? Understanding Invisible Woman Syndrome Hitting the “Medicare Age” has brought about physical changes I can’t ignore. Parts of me are fading away. Sloughing off and disappearing. Drying up and…

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  • 1924/2024: The Flapper’s Unlikely Influence on the Women’s Rights Movement

    1924/2024: The Flapper’s Unlikely Influence on the Women’s Rights Movement

    If Flappers started the movement, how far have we come in 100 years?

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  • Pet Trusts: What If Your Pet Outlives You?

    Pet Trusts: What If Your Pet Outlives You?

    I’m getting older. Gotta face it. I’m at an age where I seriously question my responsibility not to take on a young pet–especially a horse. Not only am I afraid I simply don’t “bounce” anymore like a younger rider, but I must reflect on how well I will be able to ride and care for…

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  • The New Year’s Resolution Revolution

    The New Year’s Resolution Revolution

    As the calendar turns its page to a new year, we are encouraged to embark on a journey of self improvement. Like the saying goes, “New Year, New You.” At the same time, we are admonished to be true to ourselves, to be the real you (whatever that means). How can you do both? Health,…

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  • The New Blue Christmas

    The New Blue Christmas

    Dark, gray days slip into the blackest nights. Long nights. Hours stretch on. I only want to slip into flannel pajamas and go to bed soon after dinnertime, around 6PM!. The only thing saving me from becoming a hermit or hibernating bear these winter evenings is the need to check up on my horses at…

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  • Book Club at the Barn: Lessons in Chemistry

    Book Club at the Barn: Lessons in Chemistry

    Interspecies Communication Last week my horse, Lucida, colicked. If you aren’t familiar with horses, this is a generic term for a stomachache that can result in a number of outcomes ranging from medical intervention at the barn to having to undergo surgery for an obstruction or twisted bowel. And death. When my mare’s back legs…

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  • How Does Thoroughbred Racing Have to Change?

    How Does Thoroughbred Racing Have to Change?

    Racehorse Deaths May Lead to the Death of Racing Thoroughbred racing is a beloved tradition and an exciting sport, but recent events have put its future in question. With a spate of horse deaths, track closures, and drugging controversies, the industry is in trouble. It must take steps to address these issues to improve its…

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  • Quick Write, the AI Writing Tool Taking on ChatGPT: A Review

    Quick Write, the AI Writing Tool Taking on ChatGPT: A Review

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) Writing Tools Can’t Replace Human Input– But They Never Intended To It took a while, but I am probably the last to succumb to the siren call of AI in the form of Open AI’s ChatGPT. I needed to see for myself what all the buzz was about. It is indeed a…

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