It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?

Has there ever been a BETTER reason to celebrate than DNA Day? Um, yeah, every other reason is better. DNA is boring, right? Well, kinda sorta maybe, but I’ve had fun with it. For instance, it was just lovely to find out about that hereditary blood-clotting mutation I have, the Factor V Leiden I told … More It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Marla? Or, Maybe I’m Shadowcat?

I have a genetic mutation. It is not the intangible phasing of Shadowcat (one I might choose if given a choice). Less exciting, mine is a hereditary blood-clotting mutation. I don’t think “throwing clots” is listed in any X-Men superpowers. Oh whoopty do. I think if they did extensive DNA testing on more people, they … More Teenage Mutant Ninja Marla? Or, Maybe I’m Shadowcat?

My Only Backslide Will be on a Slip ‘n Slide (Fitness Friday)

No going back. No backslide. No relapse. Ha. No way. Of course I’ll have times I slip up, gain a pound when I’m not paying attention. But I’m talking about the “big stuff.” As I reach a smaller size, I am eliminating ALL the previous size clothes from my wardrobe. Most are being donated. Favorites … More My Only Backslide Will be on a Slip ‘n Slide (Fitness Friday)

Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce

“D. I. V. O. R. C. E.” Can you hear Tammy Wynette singing that country song in your head? As I work on this section of the manuscript about the death of my father, I’ve been considering the word “divorce”: both the divorce of my parents; and the book titled The Great Divorce, which is … More Manuscript Monday: The Great Divorce