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Boxing Lessons for Life

  There is nothing like turning fifty, fat and unfit, to make a body feel old. It did mine. Combined with encroaching arthritis and an orthopedist who called me “dear”, before I knew it, I was hobbling down the road … Continue reading

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Life Is a Discotheque: Dance, Whatever They Play

I had gone to bed early last Mother’s Day, exhausted by the energy I’d spent trying to cope with a recently acquired chronic pain syndrome. Sleep had become my friend and my remedy, a respite from the burning pain of … Continue reading

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Go, Diana, Go!

I had not thought about Diana Nyad for years, until a few weeks ago, when I woke to a morning full of Tweets and Facebook statuses, full of joyful for support for her long-dreamt of swim from Cuba to Florida. … Continue reading

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Wild-eyed sports fan dream come true

An article about my dad and baseball, from The Washington Post   http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dream-come-true-for-a-wild-eyed-sports-fan/2012/09/28/2966d0d2-080e-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_story.html     key words: Nationals, baseball, pennant race, Senators, Washington, DC

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Creative Minds Needed: Barriers and Opportunities to Better Care of Frail Elders

Posted originally by Disruptive Women In Health Care, June 14th, 2012   By Janice Lynch Schuster. When I was majoring in math, I was often stymied by theoretical problems that asked me to imagine things I could not conceptualize. I’d … Continue reading

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