From Dirges to Dancing

January 9, 2012

I was thirteen when my piano teacher decided I was to master the pipe organ and become a church organist. I viewed the career path laid out before me and shuddered, as church organists at that time appeared to have poor fashion sense and bad hair. I am thankful to this day my mother gave me […]

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Another Mid-Life Awakening

September 17, 2011

She sat upright with perfect posture displaying firm breasts that faced forward effortlessly as a German Short-haired Pointer. With full lips, the kind thin-lipped women attempt to replicate surgically, but regretfully result in a ‘come what may’ platypus pout, she extended her bronzed, toned legs, smiled and giggled. The perfect perfume, the perfect designer shoes […]

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Another Mid-Life Awakening

September 17, 2011

She sat upright with perfect posture displaying firm breasts that faced forward effortlessly as a German Short-haired Pointer. With full lips, the kind thin-lipped women attempt to replicate surgically, but regretfully result in a ‘come what may’ platypus pout, she extended her bronzed, toned legs, smiled and giggled. The perfect perfume, the perfect designer shoes […]

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Bullied

June 23, 2011

Lady Gaga was on The View a couple weeks ago talking about how as a kid she had been bullied. Taunted, being dumped in garbage cans and the recipient of all out cruelty was a part of her daily life. She told the ladies on the show that even now in the midst of super […]

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Everybody Has A Story

March 18, 2011

Everybody has a story. This thought keeps running through my mind as I sit in the waiting room at the VA where my husband is getting his first chemo treatment. I sit with an elderly veteran in a wheelchair. He looks so alone. I ask him if he’s up next to receive his chemo treatment […]

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Donne Your Fatigues and Grab Your Gear

February 28, 2011

As soldiers train for battle, performers hone their talents for audiences, doctors train for the healing arts and citizens sharpen skills for the trades, I believe we are all, in every life’s situation and circumstance, preparing for the highlights of our lives and the agonizing challenges that confront us on our journeys. With my husband […]

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Kept Sane by Mad Men

January 14, 2011

Some days we need a little escape. From cranky bosses, barking dogs, burnt dinners, mounting bills, and sometimes from life’s misfortunes. I had such a day recently. My husband had come out of the O.R. from a surgery for a recently diagnosed cancer. As his advocate, I sat by his side in a surprisingly comfortable […]

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Hoping For A Fortunate Son

January 11, 2011

Waiting pretty much sucks; in line, in traffic, for that promotion, test scores, a yes, a no… I don’t think I know anyone that relishes waiting. Melody Beattie encourages us to “revel in the void” and that this is the place from which all creation springs. This has been inspiring in the past, but today […]

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To Botox Or Not To Botox. Another One of Those Questions You’re Just Going To Have To Answer For Yourself!.

November 30, 2010

As I was sitting amongst a group of women the other day, we chatted of relevant topics such as our current education system, social (in) security, changes in our insurance policies, the going’s on of our grown kids and… Botox. The subject of Botox somehow always seems to slip into conversations that include women both here and abroad. […]

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To Hormone or Not to Hormone, That Apparently Seems to be the Question

November 9, 2010

Could I be any more confused about Hormone Replacement Therapy? Is taking hormones safe for us? First it’s a “Yes”, then “No”, then  “Yes”, then “Maybe”, then “How should I know?”, followed with a “We think so” and finally, “Sit down, shut up and eat your dinner.” At least that’s what it feels like! How […]

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