Tag Archives: Oregon

Exploded View

In my defense, I have thought about posting here…but have been a little distracted:       You know how the instructions to put things like furniture together are sometim......

Exposed

The subject of visibility is stuck in my brain these days. Over the past years, I’ve watched the emerging patient advocacy movement grow and individuals living with health challenges were findin......

As my Uncle Georg would say, …

When he found himself in a conversation lull, he would simply throw out a “So-o-o-o-o...” (with a melodic lilt) to get things going again. I have been a little busy in the last month......

Celebrate International Women’s Day today

  Today is about honoring the amazing things women bring to the table of change.    

Blog Carnival at Partnership for Palliative Care: Why is sharing our health experiences necessary?

In the late 90’s, I began my graduate program at the same time I received my diagnosis of lupus nephritis. As both of these events collided, I discovered how my life and my health experience wer......

There once was a woman who made a collage…

I was SO eager to get my old, beat up x-country skis on this year and tour the neighborhood this snowy weekend, but I chose to wait Thursday AND Friday for a phone call with my latest test resul......

And the secret word for the year is…

  Last year, I used my blog as my journal for new adventures in urban (or technically, suburban) homesteading. Beginning in December of 2012, I started getting more focused on my life here......

Five-Minute Check In: T-Day

  The holidays are quickly approaching and I’m getting my “To-Do” list started. I anticipate the sheer size and level of expectations will, once again overwhelm me. Beginning with my meal ......

Losing my bzzzzy-ness

I thought for sure that when the temperature would drop a little, I would become amazingly industrious. In actuality, I became lazier. Why?   For starters, I am exhausted from the one-after-the......

Five Minute Check-In Time

  I am finding myself getting really anxious about the country’s health care changes beginning this Fall. As someone who hasn’t been covered by insurance since 1998, yet has been able to m......
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