Author Archives: Elise "Ronan"

About Elise "Ronan"

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On Words: Selfcare

An edited shorter version of this post appears in the Times of Israel, Selfcare, Lashon Hara and Social Media ******** It’s the same thing every January. We are deluged with stories about exercise, eating right, and how we are all … Continue reading

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On Words: Counting Down to 2019 with “Allyship, Adulting, and AF”

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I had originally thought to write a screed about the idiocy of the words “allyship,” “adulting,” and the use of the abbreviation “AF.” Of course, I actually like that two letter word and find it useful right now on so … Continue reading

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3 Years and Counting

3 years this December my surgeon called to let me know the original biopsy was wrong. Yes, indeed, I had breast cancer. She said it quickly. Matter of factly. Let me know that it was only level 1 and that … Continue reading

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Celebrating an Inclusive Holiday Season

My latest blog at Born Dancing:   What to give to a child with a disability? What to give to a parent of this child? Should you ignore the disability and give generic toys, or should you give something that … Continue reading

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On Words: From the river to the sea…

Words have meaning. Simply saying them without thinking doesn’t excuse you from their implications. And if you say them, then gaslight the public, accusing the majority of people of being racist, ignorant, or undermining your point, instead of apologizing and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Suspicion of Silver by P.F. Chisholm

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Picking up where her last foray into the world of Elizabethan intrigue had left us, in A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm takes us on the hunt for the assassins who tried to murder King James I. Our courtier, … Continue reading

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On Words: Toxic

Oxford has announced the word of the year for 2018: toxic. It really comes as no surprise. Whether society is talking about toxic masculinity or toxic politics, there is an overabundance of malignant social discourse that abounds in the world … Continue reading

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