Posts Tagged "survivor"

lee, hope and the many names behind glassybaby

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

lee, hope and the many names behind glassybaby

We’ve heard names such as rudolph and robin hood often chosen for pets or stuffed animals, but its not too often a glowing glass votive of light holds such names – or one has even given thought to naming such an object.  But Lee Rhodes, owner and creator of glassybaby has and still names each of her over four hundred glassybaby, not in a corporate office, but with co-workers in her favorite local Japanese restaurant.  Lee tells me, “We’ve always named the new colors at this restaurant with whatever’s on the table.  That’s how we always do it.” If naming night took place over a glass of wine, I like to imagine likely names such as first kiss and cabo emerged. 

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sally battled breast cancer using pen and paper

Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012

sally battled breast cancer using pen and paper

According to U.S. breast cancer research found on breastcancer.org, “about 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.”  Ironically, eight is approximately the same number of women breast cancer survivor Sally leads in her weekend writing group sessions.  Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.  After a bilateral mastectomy, Sally recognized she had something that no one could take away from her – she had words to share, a story to tell.  Sally realized she needed to write.  This courageous rowdy prisoner began writing based on short twenty-minute prompts at

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