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I was traumatized!

I did it.  I went Monday night and got my long hair cut off to donate to Locks of Love.  It was very traumatic, in more ways than one. This is the first time my hair has been this short … Continue reading

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flying the unfriendly skies

(This post may be relevant in many other countries, but I’m not familiar with the laws of other countries, so I’m basing it on the United States Constitution.  As I am against abortion, I am already on the domestic terrorist … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace JoePa

Joe Paterno, the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 years, passed away this morning of complications from his treatment for lung cancer.  It’s a sad day for college football fans the world over. His football credo … Continue reading

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Memoirs of an Antihero by Drew Blank

This has become, without a doubt, one of my favorite books.  The storyline is filled with love, warmth, action, adventure, violence, and dark humor.  A whole gambit of emotions.  I was hooked within the first couple of pages. What would … Continue reading

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I’ll be home for Christmas

Home is where the heart is, and my heart is at the beach.  That’s where I’ll be for Christmas. Last year, I didn’t do a lot of decorating at our house here in Richmond.  I think I put the wreath … Continue reading

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I’m so vain, I bet you think this song is about me

Actually, I’m not a very vain person at all, except for my hair.  If I’m going out of the house, I want my hair to look fabulous. I’m not a slave to fashion.  I wear what is comfortable and functional.  … Continue reading

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I found a lump…

and it totally freaked me out.  My mom and both of my sisters had breast cancer, so that’s understandable. I had hurt for a couple of days.  I thought it was just tenderness and ‘that time of the month’ was … Continue reading

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the world has lost a visionary

It seems to be all anyone is talking about today.  Steve Jobs,  creator of the Apple computers and all the ‘i’ electronic devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) passed away yesterday. He outlived all odds after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in … Continue reading

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the immortal life of henrietta lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is about a woman and her contribution to science and medicine.  A contribution she never knew about. Henrietta Lacks is also known as HeLa in the scientific world.  At age 31, … Continue reading

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i’m walking 60 miles

In September, I am walking 60 miles in 3 days to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.  This is a cause that is very near and dear to me for several reasons that I’m saving for another post. … Continue reading

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