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It’s Gucci Time

So it’s been a little more than a month since I turned the big Five-Oh, and I’ve been busy chasing the healthy life as if it’s my job. It’s definitely … Continue reading

October 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Final Countdown

50. Tomorrow, I turn 50. Notice I don’t say “celebrate” 50. I actually haven’t “celebrated” many birthdays since I turned 40. What’s in an age, I ask. We grow up … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Back to School

I am in. Finally! In a little more than two weeks, I will begin working on my thesis, one of the final requirements for the Master’s in English degree I … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Oh, for the love of God

I love reading articles like, Saudi Female Judo Competitor Allowed to Wear Islamic Headscarf in Competition.  I’ve worked with international students for many years, and naturally my colleagues and I … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Midnight Movie Tragedy

I can’t stop thinking about last Friday morning’s massacre in the Colorado movie theater at a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises. I can’t stop thinking about those who … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Vacation…I Wanna Go-Go-Go!

My son recently returned from an overnight camping trip, one where he didn’t have internet or phone access. He seemed refreshed, renewed…until he started texting, checking his voicemail, and answering … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Wind Shears, “Obamacare,” and Being a Mom

It’s been hot around these parts. Really freakin’ hot. Our state shares its 100-degree (and higher) temperatures with our neighbors all across the country. I don’t complain because I’m very blessed to have … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Becoming “Vegucated”

Last weekend, I watched three documentaries that have turned my eating world upside-down: Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., and Vegucated.  Before I go any further, let me preface this by saying … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 6 Comments

Spread Your Wings and Fly Away…

Even Mama Birds need to branch out a bit. The rewards of doing so helped make this week a particularly rewarding one in which my writing has been validated by those outside … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Samantha Brick: All beauty? No, brains.

Apparently, the media is falling all over themselves when it comes to Samantha Brick. Personally, I never heard of her until I read this story on my homepage a few … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

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