Travel Writing Awards Season Finds me and a number of my writing friends who won awards for Best Travel Writing in the annual Solas Awards Competition. I’m proud that my story “Moorstones” won a silver award in the annual competition sponsored by Travelers’ Tales.

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I and my great writing friend MJ Pramik are delighted to join distinguished British and international travel writers between the covers of the new travel anthology To Oldly Go, just published in the US by Bradt Guides. We’re proud to be part of this collection of 41 true travel tales from the over-60 crowd. We’ll celebrate at two upcoming events: On Sunday, February 21, from 12 to 2 pm, we’ll appear on the radio program Lilycat on Stuff on FCC Radio. Then, on Thursday, March 3, at 6 pm, we’ll have a book launch party at Book Passage’s San Francisco Store, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111. The party is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

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Patient Survey about Blood Thinner Preferences. Patients who take blood thinners because they’ve had deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) are being recruited for a new survey about blood thinner preference being conducted at the University of Minnesota

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It’s been a tough week helping my dear friend Ellen McCarthy plan the memorial for her husband, the uber-talented but laid-back cool band leader and jazz trumpeter Art Juarez, who died October 3 after a devastating war with kidney disease.

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My introduction to antiphospholipid syndrome–APS–came as a bolt from the blue: a full-on stroke. Then I learned I’d had APS symptoms for more than 20 years.

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Oct

29

2014

World Stroke Day

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Celebrate World Stroke Day. Learn the warning signs of stroke and share them with someone you love.

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              Betty Hale Sigmon: 1927-2014. We had mom to thank for her lovely memorial service last Friday—she planned it herself and left detailed notes. She asked for a vase of mauve roses on the piano, then warned: “Be sure to put a coaster or cloth under the vase to protect the wood.” Pure Mom. As […]

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Lupus patients: Antiphospholipid antibodies pose added health risks unrelated to blood clots.

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Dec

25

2013

A Merry Christmas to All

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Wishing you the simple pleasures of holidays past — sparkling stars above, a crackling fire, and loved ones close by.
My take on one Christmas shopping experience, “Sky Shopping,” appears this month on the Southern Sampler Artists Colony e-zine at:

http://bit.ly/1eCIr3g

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Alliance Francaise and the Wanderland Writers will ring in the holidays in style this Thursday, December 12, with a holiday party—music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and readings from the travel anthology Wandering in Paris: Luminaries and Love in the City of Light. 6-8 pm at Alliance Francaise, 1345 Bush Street (between Polk and Larkin) in San Francisco. It’s free and open to the Public. Hope to see you there!

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