LinkedUp

/incoming rant I’m a competent professional, sought after for my business acumen and technical skills.  As an extrovert, I relish connecting with people through my work.  I (like to think) I am skilled at effective communication, with sincerity and warmth.  Sure, I can manage a difficult project, but I usually try to succeed with respect,…

Grime

Creative Writing Exercise 6A:  Setting & Detail Write a description of the place you called home when you moved out on your own perhaps for the first time—apartment, rented room, dorm, crash pad, etc. As you write your description, don’t just list off the basics. Close your eyes and find this place in your mind—feel…

Flashdance

Are you old enough to remember the movie Flashdance?  “Alex” holds down two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer while dreaming of becoming a professional ballet dancer.  It has all the ingredients of a good story … love, failure, triumph and some exceptionally well choreographed music numbers.  You can’t help but be on…

Flirting 101

Heather?                           Check A Sexy Outfit?                Check Lipstick?                           Check A Big Smile?                    Check Oozing Sex Appeal?    Double Check The Art & Science of Flirting 101 … today’s lesson once again began at the Fracture Clinic.  The first day of class was back on October 4, 2017 when the ER doctor said “Lisa, stay there and don’t…

30 New Experiences

Did I post my 1 Second Everyday video here?  I know I put it up on Facebook … but #chemobrain has fogged out whether I put it up here.  1 Second Everyday is a phone app which let’s you mash a couple of seconds of video together.  The premise is that you take video every…

No One Really Cared About Virginity in Egypt

Virginity wasn’t a stigma that came into style until the Roman Empire somewhere around 27BC to 330AD.  The Romans oppressed female sexuality to “protect” the stability and significance of families, social order, their rich coffers, and the state of the nation. They raised the status – and purity – of a Vestal Virgin to an…

Girl Code

I have surrounded myself with the best women … cultivated relationships and deep friendships with strong, smart, silly, sassy and sexy women.  We all have one thing in common … we have each other’s back. These are strong women who can stand on their own two feet. These are smart women who know how to…

The Fox

Lots of new readers – and I needed to remind myself that I used to look ok – so I decided to share how the fox became part of my persona.  Welcome!  Some of you I haven’t chatted with in years, and it is truly lovely to reconnect. You can clearly see my love of…

Visiting Hours

Listen to this song as you read my blog today … My Heart Will Go On I had wanted to post a positive upbeat blog entry chronicling my 10-day journey through Emerg and being admitted to the Oncology Ward in Lakeridge Health Oshawa, but the words were too … clinical.  And that shouldn’t be happening…

The Road to Discovery

(that’s me on the right next to Sue, the real redhead and Fran) Getting diagnosed with breast cancer was an odyssey. Find lump. Go to Doctor. Get diagnosed.  That took over two months.  I handled it with grace one day and the next …  I completely lost my shit.  I railed at life, the Universe…