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"I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to 'cut back.' From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible."
(Erma Bombeck)

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Thursday
Mar242011

Getting to know you

I'm a little nervous to post this blog entry because of my fear of having no responses (it seems people prefer to stay in lurking mode), but this could be fun if you want to participate.

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Monday
Mar212011

Guilty Dog

I spend a lot of time writing about heavy subjects--pondering the meaning of life and all. It all started with my cancer diagnosis in 2008. Although I still want to write about many of the same topics, I'd like to change it up a bit around here.

I had an "interesting" day at work today . . . everything was fine until a conversation with an unhappy person. Funny how ill treatment put such a damper on my mood. That's why I appreciated this "Guilty Dog" video so much. Made me laugh. Now I can go to bed with a lighter heart.

It's the little things in life.

Saturday
Mar122011

Now where did I put my scepter?

Recently, I asked my husband if he would be interested in being a guest writer for my blog. He said he'd think about it. He's really an excellent writer and a voracious reader--he could write about any number of topics. He's also a very busy guy, so it may be awhile before his writing makes an appearance here, unfortunately.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Once upon a time . . .

Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most. He adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

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Saturday
Feb192011

Be still, my stretching heart

I’ve now been a high school teacher for almost six months and just last week, I became aware of a peculiar and unanticipated side effect: my heart is growing bigger. Of course, I’m not referring to my actual, physical heart, but my ability to have compassion—and dare I say?—even love for my students.

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Sunday
Jan302011

One step closer to normal

Three days ago, I had a medical procedure that brought me one step closer to “normal” since ending cancer treatment (as if that will ever happen): I had my porta-cath removed.

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Sunday
Jan092011

Troy Polamalu: Man of Steel, Man of Faith

Okay, I admit that I didn't know who Troy Polamalu was until about a year ago. I'm not exactly a football fan, even if I did work for the Seattle Seahawks back in the day. But somehow, Troy's name came to my attention when I learned that he and I have something in common (and no, it's not the shampoo we use).

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