Questioning USADA’s Doping Allegations Against Lance Armstrong: A Fan Weighs In

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm in

I watched how Lance won. It wasn’t just pedaling really hard and hoping for the best.

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The Lost Art of Doing Nothing

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 3:03 am in

. . . because a spa in Silicon Valley is like a stop sign in vortex.

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Faith, Courage, and My Mother’s Voice

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm in

I am just driving home from work, like 100 other times. I have the green light at the intersection ahead. Just as I enter the intersection, I catch a flash from the corner of my eye. A van is crossing from left to right in front of me. I remember shouting in my head at the other…

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Buy a Book! Save a Life!

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm in

“Buy a Book! Save a Life!” Go to Amazon and purchase A PRIMROSE IN NOVEMBER on Monday, Dec. 19th. All proceeds from the ebook go to LiveSTRONG for cancer research and awareness.

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I Only Sing in Hospitals

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 10:03 pm in

Years ago, after several miscarriages, I became pregnant again. The whole pregnancy was riddled with doubt. Would the baby go full term? I felt that the first words I said to my offspring—if there was an offspring—should be special. I decided I would sing a Judy Collins song. My daughter was born one October night at the first…

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7 Reasons Why Blogs Include Numbered Lists

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm in

People will read “5 Ways to Lose Abdominal Fat” or “10 Reasons to Bring an AK-47 to Work” while ignoring an article entitled “Reading This Could Save Your Life.” But why? 1. There is an end in sight. If there 10 ways to cook a skunk, you can be sure that after #10, it’s over. 2. You…

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Road/Attitude Repair

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm in

Hello, City of Cupertino. There’s a dip in the road you really need to fix at 10554 Santa Lucia Road. I know it’s there because I crashed my bicycle after hitting it . In years past, it would have never been there. With today’s budget crisis, there are potholes everywhere. This particular dip gave me…

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About Time

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm in

   At some point, I crossed an imaginary line. Time, in my lifetime, became finite. Suddenly, I didn’t want to talk to uninteresting people, read uninteresting books, or take boring vacations.    It was as if I had x amount of time left, and y number of things to do in that time. I didn’t…

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Three Ways to Know You Hate Your Job

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm in

There may not be a litmus test for how much you dislike your job. However, I’ve done some intensive research at past jobs. (BTW, this research is on-going.) The signs include: You would rather be at the dentist. Any time that sitting in the dentist’s chair is preferably to sitting at your desk at work, you have…

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Too Much Money

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 10:44 am in

 “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” – President Obama to Wall St.,  4/29/2010      It’s a real danger in Silicon Valley. I’ve seen it happen to my neighbors—but not me. <sigh> Now the President is warning us of this rare, but terrible, plight. Just so you don’t fall into the…

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