Carolyn Thomas of HeartSisters wrote a great piece yesterday entitled “I went from the driver’s seat of my life to the trunk” about the experience of confronting a life changing diagnosis. She writes of Jamia Crockett being diagnosed with Multiple Scleroisis in 2005: “In my life experience, being a ‘patient’ comes from a place of […]
com•pen•di•um [kuh m-pen-dee-uh m] noun, plural com•pen•di•ums, com•pen•di•a 1. a brief treatment or account of a subject, especially an extensive subject; concise treatment: a compendium of medicine. 2. a summary, epitome, or abridgment. 3. a full list or inventory: a compendium of their complaints. Marie at Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer does a very cool Weekly […]
Off the top of my head, I can go through a list of women who were my ‘heroines’ from childhood: Annie Oakley Queen Elizabeth (the present) Amelia Earhart Elizabeth I Helen Keller Wonder Woman Isis The Bionic Woman Nancy Drew Trixie Belden Laura Ingalls Jo March Babe Didrickson Eleanor Roosevelt I either read a biography […]
I took my old copy of Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States into school a couple of weeks ago and the above document popped out. It was from high school and one of my amazing writing/reading/thinking/creating/living out loud English classes. It reads: WRITING WRITING WRITING WRITING RESEARCH DREAMING WALKING Study (research) a planet. […]
Facebook has not only connected me to friends, family and former students, but it has also connected me to friends of other friends. When I first moved to NOLA four years ago, a good Peace Corps friend, Mary, suggested I ‘friend’ her friend Daniele here in New Orleans. I did, and have been intrigued by […]
Back in the spring, I mentioned that thanks to my shot every three months bringing on menopause, I was experiencing major night sweats and they were not only making me miserable, but they were enhancing my snoring. In turn, my snoring was driving Terry crazy. Over the years, he has tried ear plugs, but they […]
Pinktober Guest Post: Chris Welander.