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Staying Alive for My Kids

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I am a Sonoma County author and I'm going to be talking about my new book, “Cancer Time Bomb” at some upcoming events here in the county and in San Francisco.

In my book, I tell what it was like to have prophylactic surgeries after testing positive for the BRCA genetic mutation. I…

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Spring break activity ideas for Sonoma County moms

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Avoid the kids whining about nothing to do this spring break and check out my blog about activities in Sonoma County and beyond.



You'll find many ideas including indoor locations for those rainy days, or hiking through redwood groves or exploring museums in Golden Gate Park.



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Rohnert Park teachers hurt by a word

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:50am 0 Comments

It has come to my attention the use of a word in my recent letter to the editor (Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010) may have caused unintended hurt feelings among members of a specific audience: teachers.



After being told the Rohnert Park School District is considering limiting the number of students able to transfer out of the district, I wrote, my choices of schools for my daughter would become “The rudimentary neighborhood school where my daughter is lost in a sea of children after budget…

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Help a single dad who recently lost his wife to breast cancer

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

Mary Karanasos died this past September a week after her 45th birthday. When her breast cancer was diagnosed last January, the disease had already metastasized into her lymph nodes, bones, liver and lungs.



That's the cold summary about the end of this sweet woman's life. But as with most good stories, you have to dig deeper to understand who a person is and why my 13-year-old son wanted to help her husband and 8-year-old daughter.



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