Archive for November, 2011

November 28, 2011

The Pale Blue Dot – A Tribute to Carl Sagan

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Seen from 6 billion kilometres (3.7 billion miles), Earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right).

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness

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November 25, 2011

Occupy The Holidays.

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Santa Claus is coming to town, and to your mall…


… not really about refusing to spend a dime over the holiday season. It’s about taking a deep breath and deciding to

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November 17, 2011

Dancing with the Stars: Why I Will Lose

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Photo: ABC

I cannot dance.

I can play the piano, I can maintain a beat. I’ve always wanted to dance. To glide and shimmy and groove. Watching Glee makes me

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November 8, 2011

Jaws Wired Shut. A True Story.


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Photo by mikemann05 |

5 Years Ago…

The ominous double doors came into view between my feet—two bumps beneath the blanket, like a gun site—and the hospital bed came to a halt. My husband, Craig, touched my palm to his lips as the nurse pointed him in the direction of the waiting room.

Inching forward, the bed triggered open the doors and Craig’s hand—my safety line—slipped away. “You’ll be fine,” I heard him say

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November 2, 2011

The Day I Turned 46. (Ugh.)

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NOTE: I wrote this last year for Scroll to the end to find out how I’m dealing with today’s birthday.

You’re only young once. After that you have to come up with another excuse. ~ unknown

Today is my birthday. Yippee. Last year was momentous because I turned 45. Yet, other than hiding

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