Monthly Archives: February 2010

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Cancer.  Nasty little word, isn’t it?  It might as well be a four-letter word, what with the intense emotional impact it carries.  I am willing to bet a buck that even reading it right now you had some sort of physical response, maybe a chill down your spine or an ache in your heart.  From the moment the word is uttered aloud, cancer begins its negative effect, so strong is its power.  It’s even worse when the word is spoken […]

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The old gray mare ain’t … gray anymore.

After spending three years letting the universe be my colorist, the colorist who chose white, gray and nearly black for my head – sort of like morning-after campfire hair.  Kingsford Charcoal, I could’ve been a great spokeswoman, but that’s all changed.  On Saturday, my real stylist waved a magic wand (a goo application brush, at any rate) and turned my mane into the glossy coppery-brown of a sorrel (aka chestnut horse).  These descriptions all sounds very outdoorsy for a woman […]

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Autism = Evolution

Whenever I say those words out loud it turns more than a few heads in the room and raises eyebrows.  Before you raise yours in my general direction, you should know I’ve put a lot of thought into it, as it’s not a subject I take lightly – as I am the mother of a 13 year old son who was diagnosed with autism in 2000 – just hear me out.    For the past decade, our family has lived […]

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Sunny skies? No sweaters, thank goodness.

One of my all-time favorite jokes has to do with guilt.  A mother lovingly gives her only son the gift of two beautiful sweaters and to honor and thank her, the son decides to wear one of them when he goes to visit her.  Pleased and doubly warm (inside and out) with his decision, he rings his mother’s doorbell anticipating her smiling face when she sees he chose to wear one of her wonderful gifts.  The door slowly opens, the […]

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Another candy holiday.

February 14th is coming whether you like it or not.  For those without an intended object of affection all of the ads for cards, flowers and candies can make it seem like one is being left out of some exclusive membership to Noah’s Ark.  On the other hand, those leaving their hearts in hands of another run the risk of unrealistic expectations of gifts to give or get.  Really, it’s a dicey holiday, at best.   Years ago, I had […]

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Superbowl XLIVADvertising

Another Superbowl has come to a close and this year the game was as exciting as the commercials (and I can’t always say that).  Those Colts, led by Peyton Manning (who connects footballs to teammates as if by laser beam) showed the world WHY they were worthy of their appearance at the Superbowl … but, I know that the Saints winning gives the folks of New Orleans some pep back in their step and I was cheering for them.   […]

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What a day to be a groundhog.

Poor Punxsutawney Phil.  They coaxed him out of his cozy hole to take a gander at his shadow, which everyone else says predicts another six weeks of winter and then the whole country seems to be mad at him.  They say that since 1887 Phil has seen his shadow 98 times, hasn’t seen it for 15 and for 9 of the years since then there are no records available.  Instead of ranting, raving and blaming six more weeks of cuddling […]

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