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Category: Advocacy

Life on Pause

I spent a good twenty minutes on the phone with Liam’s cardiologist tonight.  Primarily, I wanted to: Verify that nasty old Holter monitor is coming soon (it is). Determine what ye olde doctor will be looking for to make the decision about the pacemaker and when. Figure out if he decides not to move ahead, exactly how paranoid I need to be for the next six months waiting to do it again. So, the Holter will be here soon, and Liam will wear it this weekend.  Doc’s looking for “pauses”… Read more Life on Pause

Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me

I just got home from the Barnes and Noble where I’ll be doing a reading/signing on May 12 (Mother’s Day Weekend).  This will be my fifth event around Heart Warriors since April 13, but in a way it is the most important to me.  Don’t get me wrong that awesome 80+ person crowd of old and dear friends on my birthday was AWESOME. The April 20 reading in Aurora was AMAZING. The Bookworm was such a funky, fun store, and the Grand Junction event was moving.  But this. . . this… Read more Why May 12 Matters so Much to Me

The Infamous Photo Post (best of)

Here is another retrospective post from my old blog. This was one of my more popular posts, and I figured I’d share it again.  I will mention this, I don’t do the Duggers.  I just don’t get it. I don’t care how many kids they have or any of that, and that’s just it I don’t have cable, and I don’t care. BUT, I was deeply offended by news stories that called them “weird” for wanting a picture of the baby they lost.  There’s probably a whole lot of reasons… Read more The Infamous Photo Post (best of)

Still So Lucky

Well, despite my two dollar donation, the Gods of Powerball did not answer my call.  So, I will continue to try to change to world my own way.  Would have been a lot easier with seventy-five million dollars. Last night, after dinner, a new Paul Simon song came on the radio.  The dude just turned seventy, and he’s still rockin’.  Liam loved it and he calls out from the back seat of the car, “Mommy I like this music!”  Oh, he is so my son, further proven by the fact… Read more Still So Lucky

Remembering Mary on Her Thirty-Seventh Birthday

The first time I met my best friend Mary Chosa was in Mrs. Stewart’s adviser group.  Mary was a freshman and I was a sophomore.  With our friend Melanie, we became what my younger sisters not so affectionately  coined “The Nerd Herd.”  We were all bright, but Mary and Melanie were artists, and I was a writer – even then. After a few weeks of school, Mary turned fifteen.  Melanie and I joined her after school  and we all watched Heathers – thus beginning a Christian Slater movie obsession.  We… Read more Remembering Mary on Her Thirty-Seventh Birthday