New Year’s Resolution 2019: Be Kind to Millennials

When I go about my daily life, I always try to be polite to everyone no matter their age. But people’s reactions puzzle me. Especially millennials: people born around 1981 to 1996. The 22 to 37 year olds. The people often accused of ruining retail shopping and mocked for avocado toast. After several incidents in …

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Chocolate Gift Tradition

Over the holidays, we discovered a gift at our doorstep. “What is it?” asked the child. “Chocolates from our hermit neighbour,” said His Highness. “She leaves them every year.” He ripped off the glittery wrapping paper. Fancy chocolates from Daniel Le Chocolat Belge. Yummo. While he wasted time checking the chocolate identification codes, I identified …

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Holiday Coping With Tinnitus Hyperacusis or Hearing Loss

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis. The hustle and bustle and crowded social events can make T-H flare-up, and make it hard to understand conversations (this is true even for people with T and “normal” hearing).  This increases fatigue and stress that makes holiday coping …

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Dream Machines

I dream of a machinewiredbrain to brainthey hearexactly what I hearI dream of a machinepotato head inspiredears snap offnew snap onrewired brainsilencecopyright 2016 Jan L. Mayes (Gossamer)