Archive | November, 2012

27 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 3

This interview is the third in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my friend B’s 17-year-old daughter M. As B put it: “My daughter has two autoimmune diseases: psoriasis since age five and type 1 diabetes since age nine. Although she may be pretty laid back about it all, she […]






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21 November 2012 ~ 9 Comments

A Perspective on Giving Thanks

When you’ve just lost a bid on your dream home through no fault of your own (the selfish seller changed their mind after dicking us around for five long days and took the listing off the market), you might not feel that thankful. A day before Thanksgiving, it seems a little inconsiderate to give someone […]






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20 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 2

This interview is the second in my series on kids with chronic illness. This time I interviewed my niece J, who is 18. Sarah: Can you please tell me what illness/illnesses you’ve been diagnosed with and describe its/their symptoms to me? J: ADD, which makes it difficult for me to concentrate in classrooms and keep […]






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13 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Kids With Chronic Illness – Part 1

Some months ago, it occurred to me just how many friends I have whose children are suffering from chronic illnesses. I cannot say that I remember having classmates or friends in my childhood who were thus afflicted and so I began wondering whether there is a rise in chronic illness in children and what might […]






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