Category Archives: Health

Are we having fun yet? *cough cough*

We went to Disneyland this week. I got a lot of great photos of the kid, but this one of total strangers might be my favorite. The picture doesn’t do justice to the cloud of smoke hanging over the “designated … Continue reading

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On Being a Woman, a Feminist, and “shutting that whole thing down”

I’m about halfway through my goal of reading 20 books in 2012, and the book that I’m currently reading couldn’t be more perfectly timed; what with this week’s comments by Todd Akin: Didn’t think you heard him right? Me either. … Continue reading

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The Seven Day Itch: A Tale of Allergy Testing

I recently had some allergy testing done, in order to get to the bottom of a mysterious rash on my hand and on my eyelids that has been coming and going for several years. When I told my dermatologist my … Continue reading

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A Haircut and a Cure

This is my friend Seth. Seth is going to shave off all of his luxurious locks and his beautiful beard a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. Seth … Continue reading

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Be Someone’s Match!

And I’m not talking about, or any of those other dating websites.  I am talking about being available and ready if your match needs you to step up, brave the needles and the blood and the hospital, and do … Continue reading

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Cancer, you done pissed me off. Again.

Don’t you hate how you can be enjoying a beautiful Friday afternoon, looking forward to a three day weekend filled with working in the garden, sleeping in, and dancing all night at Prince concert when bad news comes along and … Continue reading

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Happy Ash Wednesday!

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.- Genesis 3:19 It’s that time of year again… Lent is upon us. Time to ask for forgiveness, reflect on our mortality, and test our resolve by giving up some … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cobbie Day!

Today is the 80th birthday of one of my favorite people ever to two-step on this earth, my Grandma Cobb.  Also known as Mom, Cobbie, and Pompey, I don’t know that I ever heard anyone call her by her given … Continue reading

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Parabens, can’t live with ’em…

This year, in addition to my usual giving up of sweets for Lent, I decided to give up something a little more unusual. Parabens. Parawhats? Parabens. Science calles them preservatives, but in my imagination parabens are little elves that live inside your lotions, … Continue reading

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