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Playing in the Sandbox

“I think when I was two years old in the sandbox. I think I formulated my basic philosophy there, and I haven’t really had to alter it very much ever since.” – Boyd Rice My oldest son has been out of the house for almost five years, leaving home for basic training. Not too long after …

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Caring and Sharing

As I write this, my friend Dana is hauling herself up and down the hills of San Francisco  with thousands of other participants on the Avon Walk.   I’m sure I speak for other survivors, to say how grateful we feel to know that someone has your name on their shirt and your face in their …

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Is There Life After Orthotics?

In my forties, I could finally afford to purchase the expensive footwear I had always envied: classic Dior black pumps, Coach tennis shoes and jeweled strappy sandals. But nowadays, comfort overrules my desire to be a fashion plate and one pair of low-heeled pumps, white sneakers and flats gets me from church to the gym. …

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