Archives for July, 2011

advocacy

Ranting For A Change…

I was thinking of taking my "rant" about Norway down. Killing it.

I was thinking it might be hurting you and others.

It might be insensitive. It might be completely wrong. Out of line. Madness. My madness.

I wrote it on Monday, the day after ~ I can't remember when, exactly.

Lately, I've been turning day into

My sleep cycle is all over the map. I was speaking from emotion, more than reason. Pure feeling. Not stream of...
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A Moment of Silence For Norway, When We Need To Scream…

Get ready for a rant. I'm writing on four hours of sleep.

I am a firm believer in talking therapy.

A member of our community mentioned in a comment yesterday that in Sweden, where she lives, a minute of silence was observed for Norway.

Here is what she wrote to me in response and support of my post yesterday.

Listening beneath my

She was listening, really listening, beneath what I was writing. She was hearing something, because...
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Kindling Along…

I just got home from the gym where it was sub-zero until I finished my cardio ~ and was sweating.

I won't say a word about the heat.

We're all feeling it in this part of the world.

It's not news

Nor is Murdoch and his secrets and lies.

It's Norway.

But for me, it's not even Norway, right now. I cannot imagine how Norway is feeling. I cannot fathom the shock the Norwegians are experiencing.

Looking...
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Postscript To A Perfect Summer Saturday…

We arrived at our film a few minutes late. It was only playing at one theatre downtown.

We took the subway because it's the most cost-efficient way to travel in Toronto on weekends, but there were some slow spots on the line. It was a bit of a rush.

Nonetheless, the film, despite the reviews, is terrific,

For someone, like me, who's worked at newspapers from 1970 to 2007 ~ and I now write online features for...
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Working Out A Perfect Summer Saturday…

I've started fitness training to stay on top of my moods which are all over the map these days!

Plus, I need to build up my diminishing my bone mass.

With borderline osteopenia, I want to avoid more medication.

All drugs have side-effects, so it's best to avoid them, if at all

I take eight (8) different prescription drugs a day, in various combinations, plus weekly injections of Aranesp or EPO for chronic...
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