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Where is Any Length?

Have you ever wondered how far you would go to achieve something? Of course many of us have some one or thing in mind when we wonder this.  Most mothers state they would (and do) limitless things for their children.  Some leaders have gone so far as to give up their freedom (Nelson Mandela) and […]

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EQ, ET, IT & WTH

I’ve never wanted to be popular. I’ve wanted to be wanted, included, asked to all the parties other events. I’ve wanted people to like me, even the ones I really never liked. In grade school we used to play a game called 7-Up. It was the late-1970s, early 1980s version of Mean Girls without the humor. The […]

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Finally Fall

I seem to be seasonally obsessed lately. My last post was on the verge of Spring. Now I am inspired by the cooling of air, the turning of leaves, the honking of geese overhead (I assume flying South, though I am directionally-challenged). Some call my favorite season autumn, which I secretly prefer because ‘fall’ sounds […]

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Push on little bud

Spring has no choice. It is powerless against it’s directive: Push forth or die. Humans aren’t so lucky. Each year around this time is the same I’m forced out of my cave-like lifestyle. I reluctantly heed the call of spring. The answer is nature,  always bringing me to some green and blooming garden or arboretum. My husband also loves the […]

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Call Me Shapash

A pale pink, half-moon shaped scar sits above my left breast as a reminder of my youth spent at Jones Beach with more baby oil than sunscreen, doing more baking than bathing. My scar is from having MOHS micrographic surgery, after basal cell carcinoma was found in a biopsy of a mole. Basal cell carcinoma […]

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Fear of Flying

In 1980 Boeing researchers found that 18.1% adults in the U.S. were afraid to fly, and another 12.6% experienced anxiety when they fly. In 1999, a Newsweek poll found 50% of the adults surveyed who flew commercial airlines were frightened at least sometimes. This makes sense. I am not afraid of flying, but always say […]

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Breathe Easy

The government is monitoring and restricting my consumption of Advil Cold & Sinus©, and it is all Japan’s fault. A Japanese chemist first synthesized ephedrine into Methamphetamine in 1893. Twenty-six years later, another chemist produced a crystallized form of methamphetamine, known on the streets as “crystal meth.” Three years after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, […]

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The Art of Bouncing

Resiliency is defined as “the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity; or ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy”. On Wednesday night, the German women bobsledding champions Cathleen Martini and Romy Logsch were trying to improve the time […]

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