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My Beastie Bestie

Last fall, when Carmen-the-Dog started following me into the bathroom, I found her behavior odd. You see, nothing good has ever happened to Carmen in the bathroom; to the contrary, the bathroom contains that particular doggy torture chamber known as the bathtub. 256 more words

Happy Birthday Dear Canada

I know I’ve been M.I.A. I hope you remembered J. and I were taking a brief vacation, and did not think I had been infirm. The trip arrived just in time for me to walk off the babka that had somehow settled on my hips. 454 more words

Health

Fish-Yogurt-Plant-Egg Based (FYPE) Diet

After four documentaries, numerous YouTube videos, several articles and documented personal transformations, I’ve decided that tomorrow I am going to commit to a plant-based dietary lifestyle. 1,011 more words

Cancer

Becky Holland: This is for Tara

I have a friend, who in every sense of the word, is the epitome of the definition of a Southern Belle. She is truly a cross between Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind, Dolly Parton’s character from Steel Magnolias, Becky Thatcher from Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. 329 more words

Becky Holland

"Samson" (Regina Spektor)

A few months back, I heard a beautiful song, by an artist I wish I’d started listening to years ago. During the first flush of love for a new singer/songwriter, I went off to YouTube and listened to several of her songs; but mostly, this one on repeat. 501 more words

Strength = What does it mean to be strong?

Hello friend, it’s been awhile. It has been three weeks since I arrived from Spain from my major procedure and recovery has been so excruciatingly exhausting but as always I need to… 603 more words