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News about #violence is everywhere. What’s a person to do?

Violence is everywhere. That's nothing new. What's new (relatively speaking) are the 24-hour news channels, and online news and social media platforms that put the violence front-and-centre - on repeat! Setting aside war-related violence, which is beyond tragic and in a category of its own, I'm talking about neighbourhood violence, on the rise everywhere and seemingly… Continue reading News about #violence is everywhere. What’s a person to do?

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I used to cry at sirens

When I was little, I used to cry at sirens. Ambulance, police, firetruck. It didn't matter. And, I heard them a good thirty seconds before my mother did. There I'd be, playing sweetly with my toys while she hung laundry (back in the day when people actually hung laundry). Without warning, I would start screaming,… Continue reading I used to cry at sirens

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Blood Saved my Mom’s Life

On June 27th 1956, my brother Michael was born. On June 27th 1956, my brother Michael died due to complications during childbirth. On June 27th 1956, after 36 hours of hard labour and severe blood loss, my mother almost died too. In fact, my mother was losing so much blood that it took more pints… Continue reading Blood Saved my Mom’s Life

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Duped by Dr. Oz – But, it’s my own damned fault!

By jesadaphorn, courtesy of freedigitialphotos.net I've had trouble with my weight since puberty. So what else is new. I'm like a million other women with the same challenge. This year, I'll be turning 50 and as part of this turning of the half-century event, I am also going through symptoms of menopause. Struggle as I… Continue reading Duped by Dr. Oz – But, it’s my own damned fault!

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Who Am I?

I am… daughter… sister… wife… mother... grandmother… dog-lover… retired from corporate life… active writer.  I am an extroverted introvert insomuch as I am naturally an introvert who has learned to be extroverted. I am aphantasic - one who lacks visual imagery. I am told I have a controlling nature and yet, most of the time,… Continue reading Who Am I?