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How I Earned My Wrinkles, by Anne K. Bardsley

Sep 17, 2014

“Come on in, sit down. Can I get you a cup of coffee?” I could almost hear Anne Bardsley saying that to me as I read her new book, How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause. In fact, I could swear midway through I could hear her offering to pour me a glass...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Putting the "What’s Under Our Shirt" Campaign to Rest

 I received this latter from AirXpanders CEO Scott Dodson today, Dear Ms. Silberman,On behalf of AirXpanders I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive outreach that you received last week on behalf of our company.  This language was ...

Consciousness and Health
TEDMED 2014: The Time For Thinkers Has Come

Sep 15, 2014
TEDMED 2014: The Time For Thinkers Has Come

Well over a century before anyone had ever heard of TEDMED, an annual confab of movers and shakers deeply interested in making the world a better, healthier place to live, religious reformer and health care maverick Mary Baker Eddy proclaimed, “The time for thinkers has come.” Thankfully that time is still here and...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
BRA Day, Update

(Excuse errors and typos, I am having technical issues but I wanted to get the gist of this online)I received an email from Ms. Hollister Hovey of the PR firm that sent out that crass and insensitive letter.  She asked for my phone number so she could...

Game to 100
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

Sep 15, 2014
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

The scene unfolded like a silent movie. I was riding my bike on Third Street near S Street in downtown Sacramento Friday morning, a transitional area near the freeway where state offices give way to modest homes. It saw two … Continue reading

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Changes….

Sep 13, 2014

Today I changed my Twitter handle from @MidLifeBloggers to @Jane_Gassner.

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Bra Day, another metastasis

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

Game to 100
From Atlanta Hawks to Kings, racial differences don’t equal racism

Sep 10, 2014

Let us give thanks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, the  author of several books on achievements by blacks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pick in 2012 to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador, may open … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pinktober, Metastasized

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

MidLifeBloggers
Introducing JaneGassner(dot)com

Sep 8, 2014

I’ve been a professional writer for almost forty years and in that time, my work has become scattered all over. Some of my earliest pieces are radio news stories, which exist, if at all, on rickety tape cassettes that I’ve carried with me over the years. My feature magazine articles are in the archives...

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