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December 2004 - Posts

Here's an idea that may just feed (at least) two birds with one seed. One of the more popular resolutions made at this time of year is to get fit. Folks join gyms, buy running shoes and feverishly try to undo a year of inertia. And, just as often, by the Read More...
Posted on December 31,2004

Today's Globe and Mail pictured a play by play map of the path the tidal wave took. Not the complete path though. Only the first leg of the course. I got out my atlas to further investigate what islands lay beyond the reported area then dove deeper into Read More...
Posted on December 29,2004

Three times, I have vacationed in South East Asia during the holiday season. Twice in Thailand. Once is south east India. This year, as I sat on my comfortable couch, sipping brandy and eggnog, watching the gentle flames in my fireplace and listening to Read More...
Posted on December 28,2004

I got an email from a Breast of Canada calendar recipient that was disappointed that I "haven't shown a single photo in which breasts are being caressed" in the 2005 edition of the calendar. She went on to say that "there is plenty of photography where Read More...
Posted on December 27,2004

Everyone is entitled to their predictions. And given the new year is looming, everyone who is anyone will be offering up theirs. So it was no surprise to find the 10 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2005 From The American Society for Aesthetic Read More...
Posted on December 22,2004

I've been reading When the Body Says No by Canadian author Dr. Gabor Maté. The books subtitle provided the impetus for the purchase; The Hidden Costs of Stress. I've been managing a stress condition for the past two years. According to a review from the Read More...
Posted on December 21,2004

I get a number of questions asking why women have hair on their breasts. These women tell me how 'the hair' is ruining their sex life, or is an embarrassment that makes their life difficult to enjoy. Here's what I think when I hear this particular Read More...
Posted on December 20,2004

Google Alerts is on a roll....today's headline screamed, "Woman awarded $8,000 in damages in breast implant disaster". According to the story filed in Winnpeg, Manitoba Canada, A woman is being awarded $8,000 in damages because her plastic surgeon didn't Read More...
Posted on December 15,2004

I subscribe to Google News Alerts on the topic of Breast Implants. Today's Alert included a story titled Women with Breast Implants Have Higher Suicide Risk It was posted by Reuters Health and credits the Archives of Internal Medicine, December 13/27, Read More...
Posted on December 14,2004

The woman serving me in the candy store knew that I published the Breast of Canada calendar. We'd chatted about sales and distribution during previous encounters. Today, her question centred on where I got my models. When I told her that sometimes I get Read More...
Posted on December 11,2004

Perspective is everything. Following a thrilling evening of watching the Rockwood Farmer's Parade of Lights on the side of the 4th line, my gal friend Tannis returned to my cozy living room for a bevy. The first thing she noticed was Terry's ceramic Read More...
Posted on December 10,2004

A few year's ago, I picked up a copy of Dropped Threads, an anthology of women's writers. The premise of the book was to provide stories for women, about things that we may not know or have forgotten. Hence the name. It was an enjoyable read and I Read More...
Posted on December 8,2004

Currently, I'm posting the journal entries of a young woman who is facing the possibility of breast cancer. She hoped the process would be cathartic. The journal appears on the Breast of Canada calendar website and starts on my home page. Today's entry Read More...
Posted on December 6,2004

"You're the woman who makes the Breast of Canada Calendar aren't you?" I was at a market stall, buying a bundle of leeks at the time and thinking more about my stomach than my work. I smile at the excited stranger and nodded yes. "I'm Anne and this is my Read More...
Posted on December 4,2004

I get asked a lot of questions by women about their breasts. The range of queries are broad, but essentially boil down to one important sentiment. Are my breasts normal? I'm coming to the perspective that for the most part, our breasts (and the rest of Read More...
Posted on December 3,2004

Last night, I sat listening to CBC Radio's glorious account of Canadian writer and historian Pierre Burton's life's work and style. Mr. Burton had died on November 30 at 84 years of age. Clearly a man in love with his country, he was repeatedly credited Read More...
Posted on December 2,2004
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