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Miracle on Eldorado Drive!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in About me, Gratitude | 85 comments

Hello all, A miracle happened today, I just do not know what else to call it. A year ago I was diagnosed with progressive lung disease. I have since had four surgeries, 79 tests and countless days in the hospital. It has been monumentally challenging and depressing, and I felt like I was not safe talking about it, since the year before I paid a great price for my honesty about my heart issue. So, I have been going to therapy and sharing with very few people. My prognosis has been uncertain, but every single time I had a cat scan the disease had grown. No meds, despite the horrendous side...

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Holiday Special for Explorers!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in My Books, Personal Geographies, What I am up to | 2 comments

Holiday Special for Explorers!

I have been slow to the game this year but thought I would have a last minute holiday special. Today I will send you two of my books, Making Art From Maps or Map Art Lab with the bonus book of Personal Geographies signed, wrapped and mailed to the person of your choice Priority mail for $45. That is a $12 dollar discount, just for today and tomorrow. These books will give the person on your list lots to do in the holiday season (they can even make a map of Holiday Dinner!) and between the two of them inspire projects for the rest of the year!  I need to sell books and I...

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Learning as Healing

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in About me, Art Adventures | 4 comments

Learning as Healing

Hello all of you that are still out there. It has been five months since I have posted which is the longest break I have taken since I started blogging in 2008. My health is still a challenge that takes a lot of time, but I am managing. Playing tennis, singing in a choir, making plans to do a hippy road trip in my van next summer. More about that adventure later. Today is profoundly sad for me. Recently I have been focused, or trying to focus, on a positive future, and for me, that does not include what happened yesterday. I am disheartened that our country is in the state it is in, I am...

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My New Medical Saga

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in About me, My heart journey | 44 comments

In March this year I had my one year checkup for my heart surgery. I was so looking forward to getting the stamp of approval from my cardiologist (I still have a  hard time saying that) and moving on from the drama of the medical world. That week I had many expensive tests which were all evaluated and sent to my doctor’s office. Then it was my turn to head in there and get the results. I am in the office, in my little assigned room waiting. The PA comes in, her name is Kim and she is brilliant. She starts out telling me how great my heart looks, how it could not be better and YAY! Then...

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My Memorial

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in My Heroes and Sheros | 32 comments

My Memorial

Today is Memorial Day, and I have someone to remember, as I have every year since 2009. His name is Roger Cobb Hallberg, and his name was on the POW bracelet I wore as a teenager. While I was dating and going to Disneyland, he was fighting, and then disappearing, in the jungle maze of Vietnam. A brave young newlywed just vanished. For years I waited and watched lists of returning vets to see his name. Twice I have visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. At the long black wall I find his name and see his status. MIA. He is one of 1643 soldiers still unaccounted for in that conflict (this...

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