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Monday Meditation ~ The Ones That Test You

This is dedicated to the friends that helped me make the toughest move of my life. If only I had put the shelf pegs in my purse as you suggested I might be able to declutter the new place faster.
Sep 2, 2014 / 1 note

Monday Meditation ~ The Ones That Test You

This is dedicated to the friends that helped me make the toughest move of my life. If only I had put the shelf pegs in my purse as you suggested I might be able to declutter the new place faster.

Aug 29, 2014

The Weekend ~ Full Circle, Chinese Whispers and Goodbyes

The Weekend ~ Full Circle, Chinese Whispers and Goodbyes


Apparently I’m dying. The rumor mill of mother’s (not mine this time) got to work and like a children’s game of telephone (Chinese whispers) my kidney cancer and drastic diet change morphed. By the time my ex-mother-in-law called her son I couldn’t eat and was in hospice dying. He called the recruiter (she grew up across the street from him) upset with the news, wanting to find out where I was…

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Aug 28, 2014

Creative Crush ~ David Jay

Creative Crush ~ David Jay


So my grand idea of a swimsuit calendar made up of cancer patients of all kinds and their scars led me to discover the work of David Jay and the Scar Project. Slogan: Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. I’d say cancer of any kind is not a ribbon of any color. These images are stark and raw and honestly, some of the most beautiful portraits I have ever seen.

In high school the kids called me an…

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Aug 27, 2014

Roughing It ~ Friday Fictioneers ~ 8/29/14

Roughing It ~ Friday Fictioneers ~ 8/29/14



Copyright – Madison Woods

Roughing It

Watching Mark turn his makeshift spit she pitied poor defenseless Thumper, moreover identified. She plotted her escape, yearned to be soaking in a tub and ordering room service. But she’d lost the bet.

“Why must we catch our dinner?” lip protruding in protest.

“All part of the experience Tiff” he smirked

“There’s no way I’m eating that. Take me home.”


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Aug 26, 2014

My Swimsuit Modeling Career

My Swimsuit Modeling Career


Pain is Beauty. Beauty is Pain. That’s how the saying goes.

I strapped on the new pair of black alligator pumps and headed to the office today. It’s my newest version of  Beauty is pain AKA how to be an idiot. Besides the fact that for me these are as verboten as them come. I swear, if one of my surgeons ever lands on my site I’m in big trouble.

These days post-surgery I am even weaker. Let’s…

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Aug 25, 2014



Albert Camus wrote “in the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.’ I believe he was speaking of an emotional space, an essence. I am fighting my way through winter. This particular frost isn’t my illness per say but the changes in my life and of those around me because of it. In the time I needed support the most it simply was not there. Nor could I be there…

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Aug 23, 2014

Brooke Hagel Illustrates Her Talent

Brooke Hagel Illustrates Her Talent

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I’ve said it time and again. I love creativity, a bonafide junkie. And to actually meet an artist I’ve admired and been following for a while is beyond measure.

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Today, DT ² accompanied me to meet Brooke Hagel at a joint event put on by Clinique and Vogue. When Brooke sent out her tweet for the added date I jumped all over it.

Like I said before, I did not care what product they were promoting or…

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Aug 21, 2014

The Weekend ~

I was pondering my post on chocolate and the movie Like Water For Chocolatepopped into my head. How she cooked her emotions right into the food she made. Then anyone who ate it felt what she felt. During college I went to see the movie with a new lover. We started the movie nestled up against one another. But the end we were leaning on the opposite arm rests away from one another. We broke up…

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Aug 21, 2014

Heading to OZ Auntie Em

Heading to OZ Auntie Em

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I was recently talking to DT² who insisted that the next time I kiss a man she requires photographic proof. I understand. It would be like spotting an albino rhino in Antarctica. Or is that a spotted penguin in the Safari?

“So”, I inquired,” you want me to what, take a selfie?”

“No”, she corrected, “that would be an USsie, but yes that will do.”

I am not sure I can navigate a lip locking let…

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Aug 20, 2014

The Rest Stop ~Friday Fictioneers 8/22/14

The Rest Stop ~Friday Fictioneers 8/22/14

Photo Copyright-Roger Bultot

For Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a picture each week which we, the participants, are tasked to write a 100 word story about.

My story is per usual a drama much to the bane of DT². But she is still in Israel and can’t stop me.

If humor is your thing then head over to Randy’s blog. Over there it’s humor- “humor the week before, and the week before that, and the week before…” On…

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