Tori's Blog

  • Happy Father’s Day

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

    I just lost my dad. Less than two weeks ago. There is no doubt in saying that it was expected, and he died of natural causes after a full and wonderful life. But as I have heard over and over,…

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  • Twins and Triplets

    Sunday, April 26th, 2015

    What an incredibly wonderful day I had today. This morning I had the pleasure of being a participant in the vaginal birth of breech twin girls. This is not at all common and needs to happen in the…

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  • All Before Coffee

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    Tomorrow is Halloween — I am re-posting this from some time ago. Why? Because at the moment I am facing the challenge of a budding teenager and because it makes me remember why kids are simply the best. EVER.

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  • Let Yourself Be Tired… Sleep

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    I am working on a piece about my friend, Mary. Mary has retired after being an OB nurse for 45 years. I have much to say about Mary but I am going to finish it to post later in the…

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  • Happy Mother’s Day To My Mom and To All of You

    Sunday, May 11th, 2014

    One of my favorite songs, by John Mayer, has a line that says, “Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so, mothers, be good to your daughters, too.” This resonates with me because all the work I…

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  • Breasts – What On Earth Are They For?

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

    Here again, is the beauty of having a forum for my own thoughts, opinions, and philosophies. The luxury of it being written is that anyone can choose to read it or not read it, have an opinion about it, comment…

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  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    Saturday, May 11th, 2013

    I tell this story each year because it is important to me. Long ago,  my own mother and I developed a tradition; I no longer remember who started it. The winters in the Midwest can be

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  • The Truth About Misinformation-I Am Perpetually Stunned

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

    Some people tell stories when they write. Some tell facts or talk of important journalistic issues. I have a tendency merely to put into words what sloshes around in my brain. The funny thing about this is that I am…

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  • So Long 2012

    Monday, December 31st, 2012

    I’m writing. Like a mad woman. I believe writing to be a bit like art. It can be difficult if there isn’t something sparking the words. Or, sometimes, as is the case with me, I just haven’t had too much…

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  • Do We Really Need To Drink Eight Glasses of Water A Day?

    Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    I am one of those people who never drinks quite enough water. I just don’t. I have to think about it, remind myself about it, and my trigger is most often thirst. Thirst supposedly comes after the point where you…

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