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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Ann’s October Hall of Shame, 2014 Version

Here is where I will be putting all the PR letters and requests I get to promote pink items, as well as the charities that they partner with.  You can make up your own mind what you think about these letters.  This page will be continuously updated. ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
YourCareMoments Endorsed

As we all know, cancer is expensive.  Even if you are able to stay in your job, which I was not lucky enough to do, or if you have great insurance, as I fortunately do, there are unexpected expenses that come along with having cancer.  From presc...

Game to 100
Speed bag conveys memories of long ago

Sep 23, 2014
Speed bag conveys memories of long ago

I decided to retire my old speed bag. It’s been with me for at least 20 years. It’s too worn and cracked and covered in red tape to bother replacing the bladder again. Sometimes, you just have to let go. … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Would You Ever Talk To A Christian Scientist About Health?

Would You Ever Talk To A Christian Scientist About Health?

Let’s just say, the initial response I received was less than encouraging.


I had just been appointed as the media and legislative rep for the Christian Science Church in Northern California and was looking for ways to connect with those reporters and editors who I thought might have some interest in what I had to...

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MidLifeBloggers
Words Writers Can Relate To…

Sep 21, 2014

  The action is over at JaneGassner(dot)com….come visit.

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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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