Category: Danielle Wilson

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Opinion: You must look the part

My husband Doo and I began participating in triathlons last year. We were looking for something new to whip us into shape that wouldn’t require knee replacement surgery any time soon. We’ve completed three...

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Opinion: Toasting back to school

For those of you with young kids, here’s a blast from my past. Feel free to sing along! I’ve been belting out “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” tunes for a solid hour, ever...

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Opinion: Diagnosis? Aging

I’ve just returned from three annual check-ups for various body parts that should have been as simple as “Hey! You look great! Anything new? Okay, see ya next year.” But alas, not one went...

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Opinion: Advil mix-up

All summer I have felt tired. At first I thought it was just my body finally slowing down after 10 months of juggling teaching, parenting and marriage. Then I suspected that my thyroid gland...

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Opinion: Schedule desire strong

Blecht. I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I’m so done with summer vacation. It’s true, my friends, June and July haven’t materialized into that magical time of peaceful relaxation that I’ve dreamt about...

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Opinion: An explanation of sorts

I received several “hate emails” over a recent column, the one where I was trying to figure out if my 11-year-old had become a brat because of her age or because of competitive dance....

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Opinion: Sister-by-choice

Over the weekend I attended my ex-sister-in-law’s wedding. Sounds weird, I know, but she was married to my husband’s brother for 15 years and became one of my dearest friends. Since the divorce, we’ve...

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Opinion: Color Guard inspires respect

It’s happened again, friends. One of my long-held beliefs has fallen wayside. Much like Tae Kwon Do, I have a new-found respect for Color Guard. Guard, for you amateurs, is the performance counterpart to...