Sjögren’s syndrome

In 2011, tennis star Venus Williams was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, a long-term autoimmune disease in which the moisture-producing glands of the body are affected. This results primarily in the development of a dry mouth and dry eyes.  Other symptoms can include dry skin, a chronic cough, vaginal dryness, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains, and thyroid problems. Thankfully, Venus’ career did not come to an… Read More Sjögren’s syndrome


“End your relationship with James.” “Why, Mrs. Moriarty?” “He deserves to be happy.” “And he won’t be with me?” “Such impudence, believing that he could be happy with a woman whose mind is defective.” “I’ll ignore that asinine remark.” “You know I’m right.” “My illness doesn’t affect how James feels about me.” “It should.” “It… Read More Liar

Facing the Past

  Rachel was standing at the table with the display of the MacMurchie Collection when Angus walked in.  Heart pounding, she watched him.  He hadn’t changed much.  He was still as handsome as ever.  She hadn’t expected to run into him–at least not so soon.   Their eyes met. He walked over to her, his expression… Read More Facing the Past

Good Luck or God

I have heard of Talisman before but couldn’t remember what it was until I searched its meaning on the Internet.  It is an object which people believe holds magical properties that bring good luck to the possessor, or that protect the possessor from evil or harm.  It can be wore around the neck or wrist. Jewish amulets were made up… Read More Good Luck or God