Here’s Where to Rent a Wheelchair in the Denver Colorado Area (comments)
When I first had my hip replacement it became very clear that I was going to need a wheelchair for a while. I ended up buying my own wheelchair along with lots of other stuff, but for the first few days I didn't realize that was what I as going to need to do, so I set about looking for wheelchair rentals in Boulder - which quickly turned into a search for renting a wheelchair just about anywhere in Colorado! It turns out that there are very few places in the Boulder / Denver / all of Colorado area where you can actually rent a wheelchair! Not in Boulder, not in Ft. Collins, and barely in Denver. Fortunately, after quite a bit of searching, I found one of the few places in Colorado that rents wheelchairs, and as fortunately, they are great! I committed that I would write this place up so that nobody else has endure hours of frustration trying to find a place to rent a freakin' wheelchair in the greater Denver area of Colorado!

Anne’s Guide to What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Hip Replacement, How to Prepare for a Hip Replacement and How to Survive It (comments)
If you're wondering how to prepare for a hip replacement, and what to expect from that hip replacement, let me tell you my experience. As those of you who follow me on Facebook (and if you don't yet, I invite you to do so) know, I had a total hip replacement 19 days ago (I'm writing this on August 12, 2017). Let me tell you that it has been nothing like I expected or was lead to believe. Here is what you need to know before your hip replacement, and what you need in order to prepare for your hip replacement, including links to things that will make your life much easier. (Links are not affiliate links, because I want you to trust what I'm saying.) Here's what you need, and will want, to know. Now, I had a posterior hip replacement, so if you are having an anterior hip replacement your mileage may vary, but only by a few miles per gallon.

How the Government Knows if You Have Health Insurance (comments)
How does the government know whether you have health insurance? A lot has been made of the government mandate, under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), or "ObamaCare", that everybody has to have health insurance, or pay a penalty. This penalty is known as the "shared responsibility penalty". But how do they know?

How to Make a Gorgeous Work-of-Art Necklace Hanger (This article has 2 comments)
I am still unpacking and organizing the house that I recently bought. Over the past week or so I've slowly been unpacking, going through, and organizing my jewelry. And while I have matching earring and necklace organizers, what I really needed was a way to organize my more delicate necklaces - you know the ones that always get tangled. Here is the solution with which I came up. It looks great hanging on my wall, and once you have the materials, it takes all of about 15 minutes to make.

Women Look at Men Who Drink as 1 of 3 Things (This article has 5 comments)
Last night I shared something with my husband which, as I was saying it, I realized that few men actually know. It's another one of those woman-secrets which, being the mens' rights advocate that I am, I delight in sharing with "the enemy".

Please Take a Moment to Send Positive Thoughts for this Wounded Sea Lion (This article has 1 comment)
This is the quick and dirty post - just copied and pasted directly from what my daughter (creator of the awesome fashion shows to benefit animals organization, FABShows.org and @AnimalRescueGal on Twitter) just emailed me. It's heartbreaking but maybe - just maybe - our collective positive thoughts can make a difference. Please read on.

A Response from Mother Earth News (This article has 9 comments)
A couple of days ago I wrote an open letter to Mother Earth News, complaining about the cigarette advertising in their magazine - a magazine I had previously considered a model of leadership for "good living". To their credit, at least they gave me a response, even if it wasn't the one that I'd wanted.

An Open Letter to “Mother Earth News” (This article has 2 comments)
Dear Mother Earth News: I was shocked - and very *very* disappointed - to open this month's issue and find a full page advertisement for cigarettes, of all things! I'm referring to the ad for "Natural American Spirit" cigarettes that appeared near the back of the August/September 2008 issue.

Do What You Love – Love What You Do (This article has 2 comments)
I found myself saying this to a friend today - I always say "do what you love, and love what you do", but today what flowed from me somehow seemed more profound, and I felt that I should put pixel to screen, to make sure that I had it down somewhere, so here it is.

The Smell of Books (comments)
I went to the library today - it was the first time that I'd been there in a few months, and when I walked in, I was immediately struck by the smell.