Category Archives: Life

New Beginnings

As we enter into the new year, Mr D and I have some ideas for where we wish life to take us. I use the word “ideas” rather than “plans” because as much as we hope these ideas pan out, … Continue reading

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End of 2011 and More

In January of 2010, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  At the time, I dealt with this as someone who had been told by their dentist that they needed to have their wisdom teeth removed.  I accepted the diagnosis, scheduled … Continue reading

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20 Random Facts to Entertain Your Gray Matter

Humans produce about 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime. Saliva is required for taste—until food is dissolved by saliva, we cannot taste it.  (Now if we could just figure out how to digest our food without saliva, we may … Continue reading

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Starring the One and Only … Mariah Day!

On October 17, 1980 I had the most amazing home birth.  Just Bruce and the kids (Sean, 13, Deidra, 4, and Dustin, 2) along with my friend Andy, who came as my coach.  Having now had three hospital births, I … Continue reading

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What’s that you say … retard?

Using the word “retard” is part of our language. It’s slang for dumb, stupid, moron, idiot, fool. It’s just a word — no offense meant. Okay, I understand. But I also ask you to try to understand that using this … Continue reading

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Brianna, Today is YOUR Day!

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t!  An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t.” … Continue reading

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Fighting Fears & Fulfilling Wishes

I turned 60 a few weeks ago.  “Turned” is not exactly the word though.  Turned implies I executed some action, such as “turned a page in a book” or “turned to face the speaker”.  This particular “turning” was void of … Continue reading

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