Life with Jan

Jan’s fiction and non-fiction author life.

Mood Board

At the end of every year, I ask myself if I should keep writing. Pretending I’m only writing for myself. To entertain one or two people out there who read one of my fiction books. To info share to the occasional person who reads my blog. To help educate the rare people interested in tinnitus-hyperacusis …

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Cymbalta and Tinnitus Cost Benefit Analysis

[Revised March 11, 2019]I’ve been taking Cymbalta for 8 years. My cost benefit analysis has really changed over time. At first, the only negative was the high cost of this prescription drug. The benefit was less pain and softer tinnitus. I never thought about the cost in possibly permanent side effects from taking Cymbalta for …

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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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