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Two Years Eh? Let’s Do a Movie Review

February 12th, 2015

So it’s been nearly 2 years since I posted anything here at QueenAnntics.  That’s amazing actually.  I think I will change that. Let’s do a movie review.  In the past month, I have seen 3 movies:  Unbroken, American Sniper, and The Imitation Game.   Of the 3, The Imitation Game was by far the best. […]


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3 Reasons Why You Won’t Fall Off the Face of the Earth

February 19th, 2013

Now that I have your attention. Has anyone else noticed that the typical blogging model has defaulted into compiling a list of things: 3 you must know or 5 things you must do?  It seems that so many posts use this format to lure readers.  I have used it myself although I try not to overdo it.  However, […]


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The Bradury-Holm Communication Device

February 16th, 2013

How many of you have “invent something” on your bucket list?  Well my friend and former colleague, Carmen Bradbury and I can check this off our lists.  Behold the Bradbury-Holm Communication device. This device was created to address the needs of a patient who had unclear yes-no responses, relying on eye blinks to get her […]


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Stay Curious My Friend

July 25th, 2012

Once upon a time, in 1976, my father wrote me a letter because I wasn’t taking school too seriously.   In the letter he stated, “But there is a second and maybe more important reason for studying hard. The more you study and learn, the more your mind will expand to look at life a little differently […]


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Molly’s Rude Awakening: An Unexpected Delight in an Unlikely Place

May 16th, 2012

Molly’s Rude Awakening is an unexpected delight in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. For over 25 years, I have traveled Interstate 94 between my home in Minnesota and points east, especially 50 or more trips to Detroit where I grew up.   I thought I knew every gas station, restaurant, coffee shop, and convenience store along […]


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What Tames Fear?

April 18th, 2012

I resolved to skydive to celebrate my 50th birthday despite being a dedicated fear of heights chicken. On my 45th birthday, I vowed, after jumping off of a 32 foot cliff in Jamaica, that I would skydive next. You can check out my  pre-skydiving blog to confirm that I really was a overcoming a long-standing fear […]


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Skydive Dedication

March 15th, 2012

“Your mother looks beautiful with her hair like that” were his last words before he collapsed and died of a heart attack at the Little Bar restaurant in Marco Island, Florida. He said them to me and I was the only one who heard them. He was 51 years old and the year was 1989. […]


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Chickens Can’t Fly But Can They Jump?

February 15th, 2012

True confession. I get dizzy standing on a tall chair. For most of my life, I have had a fear of heights. High dives? If I wasn’t showing off, I wasn’t jumping. My heart still races when I look over the top of an open parking structure. I have steadfastly refused to take a hot […]


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My Friend Laura

December 2nd, 2011

I would like to introduce you to Laura.  I have known her since our days at University of Michigan in the early 80’s.  She is a sorority sister even though I didn’t stay in the sorority for very long.  We have always stayed in touch. At age 40, Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Now […]


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Go Green! Go White!

October 15th, 2011

To the honorable Gregory Huszczo, you have won the bet, Green One.  As an honorable Wolverine, I am a woman of my word.  So it is that I wear this State hat and hold the Spartan sweatshirt close to my heart. What’s more, I consider myself fortunate that my best friend is married to a Spartan, […]


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