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What Skills do you need to Raft the Grand Canyon?

You might think about balance and endurance. And in July, a good tolerance for heat. All of those are helpful, sure enough. But even more so, you want flexibility. And I don’t mean the yoga kind. Although that never hurts. … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Scorpions

Here I am at the bottom of the Grand Canyon at a campsite with 31 people I’ve just met. We’ve ridden rapids, gawked at scenery, learned new terms–”suck rubber”– and rubbed our eyes with exhaustion, having gotten up at 4 … Continue reading

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Two Women, Two Choices

In light of the huge new study on the effectiveness of mammography, I’ve been thinking a whole lot about two of my friends. Both women had DCIS—ductal carcinoma in situ— diagnosis of which has increased dramatically in recent years due … Continue reading

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The Boob Bolster…

“You want to see something interesting?” Suzy asked…we were at Massage Envy getting our exhausted bodies tended to. “Okay…..What is that?” It was a large flat pillow with two large cutouts. “It’s a breast bolster,” said the massage therapist. “Some … Continue reading

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Amazing Alice A-OK

Alice had her first post-mastectomy mammogram Saturday. And although she had only half of the poking and prodding…her mastectomy side escaped the squish program…she had way more of the worry that those of us “non-survivor” folk. “It wasn’t sooo bad,” … Continue reading

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