Happiness for my “Orange Brain” is finally having a healthy computer. Sorry, I missed my posting my normal and Weekly Brain Color Clue about what makes an Orange Brainers’ Happy, last Monday. Having fun is a primary requirement for an Orange Brain Happiness. I love practicing Julia Cameron’s idea of an Artist Day, which she wrote about in…

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Last Saturday morning, my husband, Jordan and I enjoyed another beautiful ride and picnic for our Annual Top Cats Motorcycle Club Picnic, which was organized by Mike and Cathy Bradbury.We rode with 13 other bikes. Our “Responsible Road Captain”, Dennis lead us on a scenic ride from Wauconda up to Genoa City, Wisconsin, West to the Wisconsin and Illinois State line, down…

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THE ODYSSEY BEGINS is the third story from my “Comfort Companion Stories” collection in Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes, my picture book for children with diabetes. When Joshua was first diagnosed, our family began an odyssey, a long, wandering journey marked by adventures in learning—about diabetes, ourselves, and each other. Our immediate goal was adjusting…

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Thesaurus is the Latin word for treasure or treasury.Many people are familiar with the reference book entitled Roget’s Thesaurus and have a copy at their desks or on the bookshelf. Most people who work with a word processing program use the Shift + F7 key or  tool- language – thesaurus option as a dictionary. However, most of people do not have a clue about the…

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This morning Jordan and I learned that our dear friend, Myron Blumberg, passed away. When Myron’s daughter, Deborah, called, I said, “You called to tell me something sad. Didn’t you?” “Yes,” she said, “My father passed away.” The news of Myron’s passing was very sad, but not surprising. He had suffered with Parkinson’s disease for many years.  Jordan…

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Direct  Advice is the 2nd of the 10 Comfort Companion Stories I want to share with you from Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes, my picture book for children with diabetes.   Direct AdviceDuring our family’s Thanksgiving celebration in 1985, I noticed that our eldest son, Joshua, looked pale and thin. “You should see Dr. Bud tomorrow,” I…

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Our neighbors asked us to watch their house, while they spend a week in Michigan at a summer cottage. Their request caused me to reminisce about escaping the scorching summer heat (before air conditioning) at my maternal grandparents’ summer the cottage in Union Pier, Michigan, when I was a child. Annually, families make their summer migrations to cottages…

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“Collaborative” is a accurate adjective for the Blue Brainers!  To celebrate the second week of Happiness Happens Month, I want to tell you about the What Color Is Your Brain? Workshop I presented to members of Northwest Suburban Practice Group of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, last Thursday, August 7th. Notice the “Blue Brain” adjective of the “Collaborative” Law Institute.  …

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The Best Moment of My Life is the first of my “Comfort Companion Stories.”Our Glazov family love affair with flying small aircraft began when my husband, Jordan, took flying lessons in a piper cub airplane, while he was attending Northwestern University Law School; and I was studying at Ohio State University to become a teacher. Jordan…

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August is Happiness Happens Month!To kick off this month’s celebrations of Brain Color Happiness, I’d like to share one of my favorite, Mac-Do Lodge Summer Camp, poems with you, which was written by Pricsilla Leonard.HAPPINESSHappiness is like a crystal, Fair and exquisite and clear, Broken in a millions pieces, Shatter, scattered far and near. Now and then…

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I am passionate about encouraging, educating and offering comfort to families who deal the never-ending challenges of diabetes management! In 2002, while I was attending the Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, I began writing Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat and Diabetes.  Purr-fect Pals is a picture book for children with…

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Raise the Banner and Shout Hurrah for the Top Cats! Last Sunday, July 27th, my husband, Jordan, and I participated in our motorcycle club’s 12th annual Top Cats Charity Ride. 160 riders and passengers attended the ride and the club raised approximately $7,000 for Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA).  The ride began and ending at the…

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