Flirting 101

Heather?                           Check A Sexy Outfit?                Check Lipstick?                           Check A Big Smile?                    Check Oozing Sex Appeal?    Double Check The Art & Science of Flirting 101 … today’s lesson once again began at the Fracture Clinic.  The first day of class was back on October 4, 2017 when the ER doctor said “Lisa, stay there and don’t […]

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Rules to Date Me

  Three men created POF profiles. The Firefighter. The Race Car Driver. The Farmer. Each of them were enamoured with Heather.  And Lisa.  They haven’t met Sophie or Roxy.  Two are intrigued with Sasha.  One is a little nervous of her, I think. The hottest one is the Italian Race Car Driver.  But finding time […]

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Terri

“Terri, I have a lump.”  The words gushed out in a hoarse whisper and got stuck halfway out.  I had a new lump form in my throat as I cried to tell her.  Tears pricked in the corners of my eyes as I tried to force the sentence out again.  Terri was the first person […]

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The Power of Positivity

We’ve all heard the message.  Every doctor I’ve had during my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer has told me. Your attitude is everything.  Your perception matters.  You are what you think.  Why does it matter?  It changes your outcome.  People CAN and DO die of broken hearts.  People can wish themselves ill.  […]

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Relaxed to Rad

Ahhhh.  Can you feel it?  The heat of summer has slipped away, only to return for a last hurrah.  The welcome warmth after a cold spell.  Sun.  Heat.  Humidity.  Solar radiation.  People smile and say “Summer is finally here!”  I nod and sniffle with my hayfever and scratch my wig covered head.  Humidity makes me uncomfortable […]

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No One Really Cared About Virginity in Egypt

Virginity wasn’t a stigma that came into style until the Roman Empire somewhere around 27BC to 330AD.  The Romans oppressed female sexuality to “protect” the stability and significance of families, social order, their rich coffers, and the state of the nation. They raised the status – and purity – of a Vestal Virgin to an […]

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September Blues

There is something different about a blue sky in September.  Perhaps – like polarized sunglasses – the approaching equinox changes the light.  The blue deepens.  There is less glare from summer heat waves.  The sky is cloudless.  And empty.  And eerie. TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival – was in town, as it always is […]

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A New Book for University

This young man has had to put his life on hold for me more than once, but these last nine months have been especially trying. My cancer diagnosis has eclipsed the family’s stability. Matt has seen me at my best and my worst. He has sat with friends, wringing his hands, wondering if I would […]

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