Archives: August 2012

Oh the agony!

At the end of November last year, I was hospitalized after I had a very low hemoglobin count and mentioned a few things: occasional fevers, painful stomach cramps and weight loss. Actually, I was hospitalized for a blood transfusion (I was VERY low on iron), but they vowed to get to the bottom of the

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Goodbye Olympic Mania

Last night was the Closing Ceremonies- and between DirecTV and NBC, it was a pretty dismal night for me. NBC ran a long retrospective on the entire Olympics (in case you hadn’t seen any of the 15 previous looks at Michael Phelps’ quest for Olympic greatness or heard anything about the Fab Five and their

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Over summer.

Sorry Phineas & Ferb, but I am over summer. Not because I am a grownup responsible for kids and can’t have adventures like wrangling robotic cattle, but because it’s just too hot for me. Yes, I was born in Arizona. But I grew up in a beach town, where the average temperature for the year

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I feel the earth move…

Last night, just as I was willing myself to sleep (seriously- I was working on the novel and realized it was a little past the time I should be going to sleep) when I heard a rumble. For a split second I thought it was a truck driving down the road, and then it started

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The Things Kids Say, Car Edition

If you follow me on Twitter (@whitneyd), I frequently share the bizarre things my kids say, from fights over who summer belongs to (it’s YOU, as any Phineas & Ferb fan knows) to not being able to say Olympics. But as most parents know, the weirdest things come up in the car. Wonderful, but definitely

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The Global Citizen.

15 years ago, I was a young girl attending a private Christian university here in California. I picked it because it was a good school and they accepted me into their theater program (most schools wanted me in their vocal program). It didn’t hurt that it was 15 minutes from Disneyland. All freshman were required

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What Supporting Something Means… and what it doesn’t!

I’ve been trying to find the words about this subject… I’ve found people who say that what Chick-Fil-A did wasn’t anti-gay. Seen others saying that they’ll stand by Chick-Fil-A but that doesn’t mean they hate gays. I’ve seen some people from those groups say that it isn’t fair that people are protesting against Chick-Fil-A (while

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