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A Tribute and a Request

In March, I wrote about the passing of Robyn Richey Piz, a fellow writer and co-founder of Salon Denver.  She and her friend Christy Bailey invited me and a dozen others to this monthly gathering of writers to share works in progress and inspire each other.  Some ‘salonistas’ who read that post had lovely things … Continue reading

Can a Mammogram be “Fun”?

Mammograms can be a real pain in the boob.  Although recommended as a screening tool, they are not foolproof.  Mammograms failed to detect cancerous tumors in at least two women I know, including a family member. Still, each fall I schedule my appointment, a cross between a medical and psychological ritual.  Even if imperfect and … Continue reading

The Darkness behind Pink Bows and Ribbons

For months, Denver has been festooned with the image of a “Paris rose” satin bow from an evening dress in Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum (the exhibit ends today).  Colorado’s capital was the exclusive US venue for this extravaganza, which made for the unexpected troika of “Paris. Madrid. Denver.” on … Continue reading

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