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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you, Surviving Infant Surgery blog (SIS)

I am extremely grateful to Fred Vanderbom, blogger at He continues to offer top notch information to those of us whose lives have been impacted by infant surgery. By researching medical articles on this topic in the US, Europe, Canada and around the world and interpreting this material for the lay person, he offers… Continue Reading

Two Pillows: A PTSD Story

It’s time I got rid of two pillows in my life. At first I thought I had to learn to live with them. But no, I simply must say good-bye. In my studio, there’s a pillow with a joyful, multi-colored fabric covering, which splits open at the back so the pillow can be easily removed and… Continue Reading

Do you have PTSD?

Many people have PTSD but don’t know it. I was talking recently to an old friend that I hadn’t seen for over thirty years and describing some of the symptoms of PTSD–the hypervigilance, recurring nightmares, panic attacks, heart racing, the hyperactive amygdala–when she broke in, exclaiming, “That sounds like me!”   I can’t tell you… Continue Reading