Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more

The gift of your physical afflictions

A wave of understanding washes over you when you realize for the first time that something in your body is broken and probably can’t be fixed. Repaired, remodeled, or medicated maybe, but not fixed. At least not in a way that puts it back as it once was. ...more

Be the Match!!

A little over a week ago our church hosted a <a href="">bone marrow</a> donor drive.  It was very powerful as 70+ people from our church signed up.  I have always toyed with the idea of being a donor, I know from several blogs I follow how critical the need is but I never felt that "God Moment" telling me to pursue it or maybe I did but I chose to brush it aside.  It was interesting when our pastor first mentioned it to the congregation, as he had become aware of a mother who knew someone in o...more

So Much Content

I'm wrapping gifts.I made an ass out of myself last night, which only Danny witnessed. I find it both hilarious yet embarrassing, so if you ask politely I will share the story. I made my first official sale!I got a $20 tip which I used to buy Danny and myself dinner @ Denny's. I think I'm pretty much done all my Christmas shopping. I got another beading order. ...more

Angel on my Shoulder

Angel on my Shoulder by Natalie Cole is the song that my sister in law and brother cried to at the lighting of the Xmas tree at the Rockefeller Center when she had finished chemo. Now the song is about hope to me. I have teamed up with Jeffrey Gottfurcht to help him make dreams of kids with RA come true. He found me on twitter and we are both working to public raise awareness. I feel like I have an angel on my shoulder these days who is also making my dreams come true despite my daily battles with this pain. ...more

Stem Cell Research: When You Mix Religion, Science and Politics, You Get Controversy.

This week president Obama announced the release of 13 new embryonic stem cell lines to be used for research.  Scientists are hopeful that this research could someday treat or even cure diseases like Diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and spinal cord injuries (just to name a few).   But this decision isn't without controversy. ...more

I don't see why it is wrong to harvest organs from stem cells.  There are just too many ...more

BionicGirl searches for independence and adventure in the face of disability

Excitement builds as my trip to discover my own adventurous spirit and independence looms. This is not a typical vacation; this is an adventure to experience the winter activities of Alaska. There are probably few people that would choose a winter vacation to Alaska over a relaxing trip to the beaches of Hawaii, but this trip has a purpose. ...more

Walking? What a strange concept :)

Soooo, I finally got my long-awaited appointment with the physiotherapist last week. My goal was to get an ankle brace to provide some much needed stability to my left ankle....more

Susan Baida: eCareDiary, and Sex in the Workplace

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Loving with Arthritis

What I know For Sure: Loving with arthritis is not possible until you unburden yourself of the secret. Telling your friends and work mates eases the pain outside and in. Today I'm feeling lots of love from Down Under....more