Series

FREDERIC FEKKAI’S World of Beauty Expands

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series: Beauty Bests In the late 80’s one of my clients as a makeup artist was the divine Dawn Mello,...

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The other woman aka Stepmother

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series: Fairytales Retold Cinderella hates me and rightly so I would too if some woman came back home with...

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Rapunzel, untangled

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series: Fairytales Retold Mother’s been bugging me to leave the tower she can’t stand me moping around...

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Finding the Right Travel Partner

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series: What's Buzzing with Bea Now that you are part of the Baby Boomer generation or close to it, you...

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Three little pricks (An account by Mr. Wolf)

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series: Fairytales Retold I’ve had it with those little pricks this time they’ve gone too far first my...

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Snow White and the 7 Pygmies

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series: Fairytales Retold my seven dear friends told me what happened while I was sleeping apparently a...

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Send in Your DNA Today!

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors You might find family members you don’t know exist: half-brothers,...

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Genome Analysis

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors Numbered and lettered genes listed in thousands of pages. Increased or...

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Put a Bandaid on It

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series: Medical Mayhem Diagnosed during cardio kick semester. Thrice weekly high kicks and lunges, crying,...

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To the Male Doctors Who Do NOT Understand How Pulmonary Hypertension Affects MY Life

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series: Medical Mayhem I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) nearly three...

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Tales of Immigrant Ancestors

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors Another conversation with my aunt, who tells me about her father’s trip who...

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Family Fears and Invisible Illness

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series: But You Don't Look Sick! Life is hard, it’s even harder when you are diagnosed with a...

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Map of My Origins

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors My grandparents are all from Sicily, brave, unschooled souls who came through...

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Italiano

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors An Italian heart is an artichoke,prickly-petaled, not inviting to eat. Every...

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Grandma Josephine

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series: Sicilian Ancestors My godmother tells me stories of my mother’s mother, her aunt, called Pepina....

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