Stephanie Sugars
Stephanie Sugars · Saturday, April 16, 2016
Appetites and Guilty Pleasures



Junk Food Junkie Larry Groce (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnIL-XPerQ

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One of my not-so-secret guilty pleasures is reading cookbooks. I read them like novels or non-fiction exposes of people, places and times I’ll never meet in person. I read them to remind me of foods from my past and foods I’ll only imagine. Food evokes memory and imagination – bringing together the once-was and the never-was.

Now that I’m dying, food evokes a strange nostalgia of what-will-never be.

I’m not going to buy the ingredients and learn preparation methods to recreate meals Naomi Duguid ate...

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Stephanie Sugars · Friday, April 15, 2016
Extra-Extra

Your help needed!

My skin still troubled by adhesives. I’ve tried a variety of adhesives – Tegaderm, transpore, medipore, micropore. The best is micropore…but if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Also, tried a variety of adhesive removers (alcohol, witch hazel, coconut oil, soap & hot water) and still haven’t found the best ones for me.

And, I could use advice for feeding the red, itchy skin during the 10-30 minutes that the 2”x2” non-woven gauze pad is off. I end up wiping off the coconut oil with alcohol, but would love an unscented gel or maybe aloe vera that can...

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Stephanie Sugars · Friday, April 15, 2016
Details on young living from my neice Stephanie Alena Sugars

My niece Stephanie's laptop computer - we are in sync!

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Hello!

I really appreciated your blog post!

I am comforted to see that there are those outside of my generation who see the ways in which we were lied to or how the system is failing us. I don't have any corrections, as your writing--as always--is as eloquent as it is insightful.

My only addition would be a consideration of how diminished job prospects, underemployment, and the like are impacting every aspect of our lives. For those of us who are able to find paid employment it's often not in are desired field, delaying our entry into...

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Stephanie Sugars · Thursday, April 14, 2016
Multiplied by Cancer

American Sign Language gesture for "practice"

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Thinking about the many challenges that young people face in today’s changing world and about the purpose of this blog (exploring serious illness, conscious dying and whatever else interests me) leads me to think about the impact of cancer on not only affected individuals, but all surrounding and supporting them.

The current issue of Cure: Cancer Updates, Research & Education offers an education in cancer. (1, 2)

It’s clearly best to be white, well-off, well-resourced, well-supported, well-insured and well-dressed. Reviewing the photos, I...

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Stephanie Sugars · Thursday, April 14, 2016
De-Generation Gap for Real

Northern Sun bumper sticker (1)

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I changed yesterday’s update, so please reread, if interested in the topic of graphic medicine. Click on the updates tab.

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My Generation – The Who

“I hope I die before I get old”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=594WLzzb3JI

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In conversation with another baby-boomer friend, she suggested that the generation gap has always been with us and that her parents didn’t understand her generation’s music. Put me in mind of today’s song, My Generation. I don’t understand it myself! White men screaming and destroying instruments that could bring...

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Stephanie Sugars · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Getting Graphic

My dear friend Raven'Light

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De-Generation Gap

Part One

Comic interlude

Dear mylifeline friends,

Well, today’s update got away from me right from the title. It was like a team of wild horses dragging my wagon out onto the comic range…all I could do was go along for the ride and catch a few resources along the way.

I want to continue writing about de-generation gap, yet started by explaining the joke in my title.

I shamelessly stole it from Peter Dunlap-Shohl’s graphic memoir, My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson's, a brilliant, graphic memoir about his experiences with...

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Stephanie Sugars · Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Happily ever after?

A noble woman tests the exposed breast of a prospective nurse.' Aldobrandino of Siena, Le Régime du corps. France, N. (Lille?), 3rd quarter of the 13th century (perhaps c. 1285).

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Let It be - The Beatles (Cover by Alex G ft. Alex Seguin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHbRYNriVAA

This video by young people is a fundraiser for ovarian cancer. Yay!

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Well, my glacier updates weren’t very popular. Today’s update is likely to be unpopular as the topic of parenting written about by a non-parent is likely offensive in the extreme. And, it's likely to strike closer to home than glaciers....

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Stephanie Sugars · Saturday, April 9, 2016
I need glaciers, the dark, healing and you all. Thank you!

Before dawn this morning there was a toad on my doorstep. I waited for it to cross, before stepping into cloud-soaked darkness. A reminder of the night and how it waits so close, so patiently, just beyond dream-soaked sleep.

Thank you for you who’ve shared snow, ice and glacier stories. I’m always open to more. And, knowing I’m not alone, I want to share my favorite glacier videos with you. (1A-1D)

Erin Pettit’s is the longest, yet she poses the most interesting questions about what glaciers are, not only to scientists, but also to children, artists and whales. She brings glaciers...

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Stephanie Sugars · Friday, April 8, 2016
This whole cold thing


Conifer Kawkiutl Sisiutl (1914)

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Fire and Ice

BY ROBERT FROST

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

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Dear mylifeline friends,

I’ve fallen away from my usual rhythm with update letters and apologize for any worry I may have caused. While it’s true that I am sleeping half the day away, it’s also true that I’ve been on a bender.

I’ve been geeking out on geology, especially glaciers,...

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