Things Happen For A Reason

I decided to fix my broken washer, or at least troubleshoot it in case I could fix it. The fixing part didn’t happen because like so many things I try to do as a homeowner, it came down to having strength. I couldn’t turn the washer over on its side to check the voltage of the drain pump, so all I really accomplished was draining out the water, learning how to remove the back plate … Continue reading

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It’s MY Cancer and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Not that I’m crying. I haven’t yet and I may never. Or I might. It depends on what happens and how I feel about it. Or just plain how I feel. The point is, this is my cancer experience and I should be allowed to get through it the way I want to, assuming that what I want isn’t illegal or doesn’t hurt anyone. And when I say doesn’t hurt anyone, I mean physically. Because … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa’s Lips

What’s the affirmation for today? The knowledge that I seek is within myself awaiting my question. It took Leonardo Da Vinci 12 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips. That’s what I learned from my iGoogle fact for the day. Evidently he couldn’t get them right. I’m thinking it went something like this: Leo shows the unfinished painting to his cousin. His cousin says it’s great! Leo should finish it as quick as possible and sell it! Maybe … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Florida, Critters and All

As published in Florida Wildlife Magazine. Illustration by Mike Wright, freelance artist from Longwood, Florida. They tell me those gigantic wolf spiders are completely harmless, but I don’t believe it. How can anyone say such a thing when people must be tripping and breaking their necks trying to get away from them? I’ll never forget my first encounter with one. I had just moved back to Florida from Los Angeles, after losing everything in the Northridge … Continue reading

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Looking for Lizard Poop (and Coral Smith’s breasts)

What’s the affirmation for today? I look for more ways to appreciate. There’s a lizard in the house. At least I hope it’s a lizard. It could be something worse, like a snake or a frog. But something that shouldn’t be in the house is in the house. How do I know? Because my cats keep sniffing around … under the dishwasher, under the sofa–all the places where a lizard can hide. And Dylan, my … Continue reading

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Important Women’s Health Issue

Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you wish you were more assertive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas*. Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you’re ready and willing to do just … Continue reading

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