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Praha - My start to 2017

If I ever go away in winter, it’s me seeking some winter sun, like when I visited Olhao in the Algarve in Jan 2015 or Florida in 2014. 1,350 more words

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Discovering You: DNA Tests

Ancestry DNA tests are fun. Unfortunately, mine revealed nothing interesting or exciting. (Dang I was hoping to be part shark!) It also thwarted my plan of winning the lottery and buying everyone in Appalachia a DNA test to prove they’re not 50% Irish or 1/16th Native American, as they say they are. 686 more words

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The Maltese Window

This week, I was at work when my ex brought to my attention, news that the famous Azure Window otherwise known as Tieqa tad- Dwerjra in Malta collapsed after heavy storms. 436 more words

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World Rare Disease Day

It was exactly a year ago, today that I was in Pfizer’s headquarters in Tadworth with the big wigs (of the pharmaceutical industry, my young student friend, Clara whom I mentor, lives with sickle cell and absolutely adore and John, CEO SCS) educating and representing the sickle community in the recognition of World Rare Disease Day! 378 more words

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Self Maintenance

As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted for the past two days like I had intended to. Half because I’ve been hella occupied, and half because of my current crisis: not taking care of myself. 499 more words

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Topicality

When I committed to doing a total of four blog style posts to end the month, I couldn’t think of what to talk about in such a short increment of time. 520 more words

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How I'm Feeling about My Upcoming Hysterectomy

When people find out that I—a childless woman in my early thirties—will be having a hysterectomy, the first question they inevitably ask is, “How are you feeling about that?” 2,487 more words

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