Recovered from broken wrist (fell July 25, 2009); autumn is my absolute favourite season; dabble in calligraphy, and creating one-of-a-kind cards and stationery; research, write, and sometimes (fingers crossed) publish articles and instructors’ guides. As a chronic pain survivor (20+ years) trying to blog about chronic pain with a positive attitude, and explore alternative therapies/treatments. Fondness for run-on sentences and cliché days. Stream of (un)consciousness writing late at night/early in the morning. Memory/comfort as a foreign country: was dealing with mother’s descent into dementia and agonizing, chronic pain. Now dealing with life as an orphan; rememberances of further fathers and other mothers. New chapters to be written? New directions to be explored?