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Tragic (electronic) deaths

What's the chance of having 2 of my favorite electronic gadgets die on the same day?  Kismet you say?? My Body Media BodyBugg and my coffee pot died today. These tragic events unfolded today and all before 6:45am.  Who can handle that kind of a blow to their chi?  I LIVE with that BodyBugg on my right arm all the time.  The watch display is not syncing to my armband and on top of all that, when it did sync,…

Apple and the Tree

Can I just brag for a second?  I have two children and I love all there is to love about them. I love the sarcasm that slips from Amelia every once in a while and her zest for what's right and just plain passion.  I love Jack's smile, the way he shoots a basketball and his curly hair that sticks up all over.  That being said, they can drive me flat out berserk.  Every once in a while, when you think all hope…

Be a donor….please.

Many years ago I dated a man who was diagnosed with Luekemia.  It advanced rapidly and he needed a bone marrow transplant.  He was adopted and his parents had no idea how to find his birth family.  They turned to the bone marrow donor program unsuccessfully.  He passed away not long after. I think of him sometimes when I see a man with steel blue eyes or a commercial for Nikon cameras....he loved his camera.  I had my first Harley…

I can’t sleep……

It happens to us all every now and then.  The mind is overworked and simply cannot rest.  Tonight is one of those nights for me.  I went upstairs early and hung out with Jack eating popcorn and talking about the day.  Jack is a wonderful kid and is teaching himself Chinese.  He has asked me for Rosetta Stone Chinese instructions for his birthday. Last year it was Russian! Please don't tell my mother we ate popcorn in bed.  She does…

Life Lesson #492

(not really, but you'll get the picture) The lesson is:  there are not too many problems, thankfully, that a trip to Macy's and a manicure can't cure.  Amelia and I tested this theory out yesterday. The boys had things to do, man things like go to Dick's Sporting Goods and then shoot some hoops at the gym.  So my daughter and I headed out to the mall.  The ride went fast and we chatted up a storm, as usual.  I…