Category Archives: Health

Ebola…Now a Global Crisis

I’ve been following the course of the Ebola outbreak with increasing dread. The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 but never spread outside remote African villages till the latest outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, where the disease is … Continue reading

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Please, Mr. Postette

The East Bay Express ran an interesting story last month about a Berkeley (or Oakland) man who leaves colorful Post-it notes—expressing various positive sentiments—all over town (on bikes, bus windows, cafe tables). The man prefers to remain anonymous; the article … Continue reading

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…and Happy New Year 2014

Twenty-fourteen has started with a nice little burst of energy. I got the flu in late December (it may very well have been swine flu, since H1N1 is a predominant strain this year) and was knocked flat on my back … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Pacific Ocean poisoned, millions at risk!

Fukushima: Pacific Ocean poisoned, millions at risk!. An important issue, which I decided to reblog. Click the above link for more info… And here’s an excellent article from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/09/fukushima-fallout-threatens-fishermens-livelihoods It reminds me of the Chernobyl disaster, which happened … Continue reading

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Review: Let Me Get This Off My Chest

Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares, Margaret Lesh. StoryRhyme.com Publishing, July 2013, Kindle Edition .99 Margaret Lesh strikes the right note here in her account of the “floating year” she spent going through diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots: My Midlife Journey with Adult AD/HD Is Published on Kindle

Two anniversaries slipped by recently. One was the two-anniversary of publishing my novel The Leaving on Smashwords (May 30, 2011). It was my first step into self-publishing and I had no idea then that I would end up publishing so … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s, Green Beer, and a free ebook today

I want to make a confession: I’ve never sampled green beer! You see, I grew up in Dublin, where in the 1980s, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, held in still-freezing March temperatures, was a fairly sombre, pallid march down central … Continue reading

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