Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Color of Fresh Air

I picked up my 10 year-old visitor on Friday afternoon.  Our initial meeting was a bit awkward – me, holding up a welcome sign and Starr looking tired and a little lost. She surprises me with her questions on the way … Continue reading

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Dys-tonia

At the bar, I worked up the courage to tell my friends about my recent diagnosis. They paused, asked what it meant and listened to my brief explanation.  “Oh”, Harry said. “I thought it had something to do with breaking up with Tony.” This condition … Continue reading

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Independence Day

It’s actually Friday the 13th, and yet what’s been the central theme of the day is independence, which I both require and resent.   It started with an 11th hour decision to cancel a scheduled mortgage refinancing, which involved tough negotiations with bankers, attorneys, and a mortgage broker.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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A Blog Welcome

To paraphrase my mother, it’s not the things you worry about that end up being life’s greatest challenges.  What she didn’t say is that the challenges you do face also hold the potential to help you discover who you are. When I passed … Continue reading

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