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March 18, 2018

When I started skiing in 1983, I fell in love with it. Every year, I got a little better and I fell maybe once a year, a quiet tip over. It was a family joke that I never fell, crashed, or tumbled.

Despite hardly ever falling, I did experience paralyzing fear. As a novi...

January 2, 2018

I woke up this morning, New Year's Day 2018, thinking about the platitudes we hear, say, use to help us move forward to our goals. I love platitudes and quotes, so long as they do me some good. But sometimes they get overused or misused. In some cases, reliance on the...

December 3, 2017

It began at Reno Airport ... [watch video] ... in September 2017.

 Travel Interruptions! How do you react? (Video: 3:01 minutes)

After this delay in Reno, I did miss my flight to Orlando. When I arrived in San Francisco, I was already re-booked for a flight leaving late-...

November 26, 2017

By now, you know that I've been through a lot. But in my lifetime, I've met people who have been through more and people who have been through less. Yet, in both cases, I have met people who have lifetime scars.

On August 20, 2017, I wrote the blog that I was NOT a Canc...

October 15, 2017

The question prompted me to ask myself “why” did I want to become a lawyer? And I went back over my life to see if I could find out when and why … and I discovered something about myself that I suppose I always knew, but never pieced together completely.

When: I was in...

October 1, 2017

I've been married over 30 years to my husband. In that time, we hardly ever say "I love you" to each other ... but we do say "I like you Thiiiiiiiiiiiiis Much!" countless times while opening our arms wide open, straining to open them farther.  Sometimes one of us will...

September 3, 2017

That's what I did in June. I had just returned from an 18-day trip to Hawaii, surfing daily (surprise). On my return, each morning, I sit at my computer and check the surf report for Oahu. As the days went by, I began seeing a report of a large swell that might head fo...

August 27, 2017

Twenty years before Doc Marten successfully marketed combat boots for everyday wear, I had a pair of my own personally spit-shined combat boots.

As an ROTC cadet in college, instead of wearing the regular Army greens, my uniform was battle dress, combat boots and a blac...

August 20, 2017

I had cancer. Now I don’t.

Back in September, 2001, my primary care doctor ran some tests and she didn’t like what she saw. She referred me to an oncologist, “just in case.” I saw the oncologist who ran more tests. When the test results were in, my husband and I went to...

August 13, 2017

In 2005.

In 2005, when I went to Japan to meet my father for the first time (June 19, 2016 Blog Post), I reconnected with my mother’s family. After locating my family, I had begun emailing with my cousin who I had not seen since she was an infant. I hadn’t seen my famil...

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