Living Life to its Fullest – Traveling for Cancer

Vegas Paris Hotel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I’ve been asked to share “my connection with cancer and how travel was meaningful” as part of an awareness campaign sponsored by Sun Chips in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I wish I wasn’t qualified to write about traveling for cancer, because that would mean I […]

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Final Flight

Daddy in air force flight suit

  We had no idea when I snapped this picture that it would be the last time Danny would return from a day of flying the C-130H Hercules with his unit at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. He’d put in nearly 20 years with the Air Force, most of them as a Flight […]

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Has Jerry Seinfeld Been Vindicated?

Zowie, 7 years old

Yesterday, I heard a talk radio show host say that now that President Obama has finally produced his long-form birth certificate, Jerry Seinfeld has been vindicated for refusing to appear at a September 13th fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event is being put on by the Eric Trump Foundation. Eric is the […]

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Sometimes Giving Thanks Requires Perspective

dinnerware

Yesterday, I was a little down. Funny how Holidays can sometimes do that to you when it’s supposed to be a time of great joy. But, then occasionally, something triggers the blues when you’re least expecting it. For me, all it took was a cheap table and some dishes to break me down. My day […]

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Dedicated to Robert Schimmel

Cancer sucks

When Danny was sick, he received a curious book from a friend. It was titled: “Cancer on $5 a Day* *(chemo not included): How Humor Got Me Through the Toughest Journey of My Life.” “What a crass title,” I thought. But, being an avid reader and with nothing but time on his hands, Danny dove […]

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No More Limits!

Reagan at the Broadmoor

We are so fortunate as to have so much beauty right here in our backyard. Our recent 4-day weekend in Colorado Springs wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to 5-star hotel, The Broadmoor, home of the 2011 Women’s U.S. Open. We’re not golfers, but we could still enjoy the impeccably manicured grounds and glorious […]

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Family Day!

Family Day 302nd Airwing

What would summer be without a family picnic? For us, family in Colorado means friends, and especially those friends in the 302nd Airlift Wing at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. After serving 15 years with the 302nd, flying missions in and out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and various other parts of the world, […]

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Michelle: Survivor from Cancer to Katrina Part II

oregans

Michelle’s Story. Part II of II: Last week I introduced you to my friend, Michelle, who even in the middle of her fight with Leukemia, never gave up hope of one day being a mom. The strain put on Michelle’s body by the cancer while she awaited a bone marrow donor had caused her to […]

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Amazing Mom – Michelle: Survivor from Cancer to Katrina

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A Mother’s Day tribute to an extraordinary Mom. This Mother’s Day, just like last, I want to recognize a Mom in my life who inspires me to be a better Mom. There are so many ordinary women doing extraordinary things in ways that often go unacknowledged as mothers. We laud the accomplishments of women in […]

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Thankful for New Beginnings

Thanksgiving pilgrim hat

While we give thanks for what we have–family, friends, a roof over our heads and food in our bellies—in our house this year, we’re even more thankful for what we’re about to have. Because of what we’ve been given: a new lease on life. Not once. But twice. And when I say we, I mean […]

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