How To Eat For Ten Dollars

Now that I am going back to school I have to be budget conscious about just about everything, even food. The difference is that now I have to worry about feeding more mouths (even in Midlife) then when I was in college years ago… I like to cook and I am always looking up recipes online and trying new things. It was a little before our weekly shopping trip so I looked in the refrigerator Read More …

What Not Getting a Job Taught Me About The Universe

I had been close so many times! I rarely got feedback from employers but when I did it was usually, “You are our second choice, unfortunately (for you) we went with the other candidate”. This was hard to take. For the longest time I thought that I just hadn’t found the right fit and that it was just a matter of time before I got the elusive offer. Now I know it is not going Read More …

A New Beginning for Me?

I haven’t been able to post much lately as I a have been very busy trying to find work. If you have been reading my blog you may now that I have been unemployed for over a year. I was hoping to give good news eventually but it is news of a different sort…I stopped looking for work. “Uncle!” After 163 job postings 20 interviews, over a half dozen going to 2nd Interviews I still Read More …

4 Ways the Elderly can get Scammed Online

I don’t know if is all the Grace and Frankie I have been watching on Netflix or the fact that my own parents are getting on in years but this is a topic I hear about all the time. I have also helped several elderly computer users with this problem. This is something you have been pondering in midlife. We worry about our kids but we also really worry about our parents! We see Internet Read More …

A Good Scleral Lens Hack!

If you follow my Blog you might know that I am a scleral lens wearer. I have written posts on what a scleral lens is and how I use one. In this post I explain a little hack I use with my daily eye care routine….. A scleral lens user has to use saline solution every day. It is used for two reasons. One, to rinse the lens after it has been sitting in the Read More …

Getting Support…You can Lean on me

As I write the last installment on my Acoustic Neuroma series, I find that it is appropriate to lend from an excerpt from my eBook (So You Have an Acoustic Neuroma?…A Tale of Two Surgeries) on where and how you can get support when you have this tumour. Family / Friends It was a very scary time for me. I had a young family and a lot going on in my life and to see Read More …

Brain Fog and Your Acoustic Neuroma…Navigating the Cloud

We have all been there. As we are recovering from our treatment we seem to experience it. Things we used to do or say before are now just a little bit off. The world seems to require us to be multitaskers more and more but if you have brain fog, it is more difficult. Especially if you are recovering from treatment from your Acoustic Neuroma. It could have been from adjusting to SSD (Single Sided Read More …

3 Ways Why Being The Best Might Not be the Best

I overheard my Son and a few of his teammates discuss what it was like to be on the soccer team they played on last year. This is the first year of elite soccer for them and a lot of them played against each other. After a long set of discovery sessions, they now are on the same team. They were talking about how they were the best on their team last year but it Read More …

Facial Issues With Your Acoustic Neuroma…Face to Face

You may experienced this prior to your surgery, after or beyond. For me it was a noticeable flattening of the crease line on the AN side of my face. That was the tumour stretching the facial nerve. You might also have some tingling in your face. For me it was around my chin. Dry eye and trouble blinking can also start prior to receiving treatment for this tumour. Depending on the size and location of Read More …

Why Would you use Linux Lite 4.0 Final Release?

I will tell you why. It is awesome. It is built on the same foundation as Ubuntu Linux but it is meant for older hardware. What I really like about it is that it has a 32-bit version (not just a 64-bit version). I have two old laptops that I now can use on a daily basis because Linux Lite 4.0 final release has breathed new life into them. To illustrate I am writing this Read More …