Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yes, I’m addicted to diet soda. Leave me alone.

In the last few weeks, I have gotten pleading emails or Facebook messages on one particular subject from a good friend, my brother and my dad. The topic: Diet Coke. Well, more specifically, all diet sodas, and the terrible, horrible, … Continue reading

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Don’t call your doctor…

Don’t call your doctor…. …and ask her to diagnose a rash over the phone. Just trust me on this, folks.

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If I have a good attitude, will I live to be 100?

I’m subscribed to about 1,000 health-related media and press release lists, so I can keep track of issues that I tend to write about. Most of them get funnelled directly into an email folder for me to look at later … Continue reading

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How to be memorable

Am I the only person who does this? I occasionally fret that I err on the side of being too safe when it comes to professional descriptions of myself and my experience. Too safe and not memorable enough. A friend … Continue reading

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I’m not a runner, but I play one on TV

I ran a 5 K yesterday, just to see if I could. I can. And I did. Without even stopping. Not bad, huh? I’m not a runner by nature. I’ve dabbled in it, but I’m really not a runner. Some … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My husband came home from the grocery store tonight with a dozen flowers, wrapped in cellophane, for me. He apologized for not arranging to have a beautiful assortment of flowers delivered to our house, as he has done for many … Continue reading

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A wish list of writers’ conferences and journalism fellowships

With my husband stranded at his downtown office by the latest Nashville Snowpocalypse, I’ve been killing time on the Internet, looking at interesting journalism-type things. Specifically, I’ve been looking wistfully at some of those really cool journalism fellowship programs and … Continue reading

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