Category Archives: Stories

Revealing my story with help from Chris Martin

My hatred for being photographed is inordinate. I dread photo sessions like most people dread root canals. Remarkable, award-winning photographers have taken hundreds of photos that yielded only a few satisfactory shots. So, when I scheduled a photo shoot last … Continue reading

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The art of the story

My favorite stories were my mother’s tales of her years as a novice in an Indiana convent. Continue reading

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Embracing Negative Feedback

What do you do when you notice that someone on Twitter is bashing your product? So many businesses just ignore negative feedback, using a head-in-the-sand technique. Why? They’re either hoping that by ignoring them the naysayers will disappear, they’re a … Continue reading

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Knowing when to let go

The final straw came when she couldn’t find my cervix. That’s right. You know the position: tail scooted all the way down to the end of the examination table, heels in stirrups, knees “relaxed” open. Meanwhile Dr. S. is spending … Continue reading

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The Power of Storytelling

Before heading into surgery for testicular cancer my father-in-law said to the nurse, “I sure wish I would have bought that boat.” Continue reading

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Not by the Hair on My Chinny Chin Chin

Why is it that when I leave the house in the morning my chin is smooth as silk and stubble free, but by the time I get to, say, the Sellwood Bridge on my way to a meeting, a lone prickly chin hair makes a midday appearance when no tweezers are in sight? Continue reading

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How Do You Tell If It’s a Boy or a Girl?

“No. I didn’t know she was a girl until I saw the whites of her eyes.”

“Mom! That’s not how you tell it’s a girl.” Continue reading

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