Life Stories and Beyond

Our Bodies. Our Families. Our Lives. We all have stories we should share. We're more alike than we know.

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My News Addiction

My News Addiction By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Okay. It’s confession time. I need to explain why my housework is more Oscar than Felix, my fridge contains six-day-old rotisserie chicken carcasses, and supper may be breakfast food again. I need to admit the reason I haven’t published a book isn’t lack of fodder or writer’s block. […]

August 17, 2016
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Pre Speech Aphasia Comedy Storytelling: Daddy Was a Talker

Goldilocks and the Seven Dwarfs Meet Rudolph With the Big Red Snout By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Before strokes and who-knows-what caused speech aphasia leaving Daddy (Papa Carl) with only about twenty-one words, he was a funny fellow. Downright embarrassing to his wife and kids at times with his humor. He liked to watch us squirm. […]

July 16, 2016
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What’s in Your Drawers?

  By Lisa Batten Kunkleman “I found five clippers and got stuck twice by the same pushpin while searching for one paperclip in your top desk drawer. I took the change for pain and suffering.”   These are the words my husband texted to me while I vacationed by a lake. He included a photo […]

June 30, 2016
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The Good Old Days of Tanning

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Dang, it used to be fun in the sun. Life was simpler when we could tan all day and our only worry was getting a sun burn. Yes, sunburn hurt, but it was usually worth it. There was no mention of skin cancer back then so ignorance was bliss. Our skin […]

June 25, 2016
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3 Day Quote Challenge: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Today is the second day of my 3 day quote challenge. And I would like to thank Shahz at surescribbles.wordpress.com for nominating me for the challenge.   “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.” Oscar Wilde “If the lessons that history teach us anything, it is that nobody learns the lessons […]

May 25, 2016
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I Just Realized I’m Old

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman “Lisa I just realized I’m old. How did that happen?” Mom says.   I say, “Beats me. You may be up there chronologically but you sure don’t act it. You and Betty White are ‘Da Bomb Diggity’.”   Today is Mom’s birthday. Number eighty-something. Unbelievable. She can’t believe it either. If […]

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Let Your Little Light Shine

Lisa Batten Kunkleman   I used to feel so guilty sitting at my computer for hours at a time. People walking by have no idea what I write, type, or peruse on that wide screen. My husband is always busy, looking productive while I must look anything but. He does nothing to make me feel […]