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More and more stories are coming out of the Beijing Olympics highlighting the courage and resolve of the women of the world. Constantina Tomescu-Dita of Romania, a 38-year-old mother, was the triumphant gold medal winner of women’s marathon in Beijing. Four years ago in Athens she had to relinquish her dreams of an Olympic medal at mile 20 due to heat exhaustion. But even then she did not completely quit. She walked for a mile, then started running again, coming in 20th in the 2004 competition. This time she was … Continue reading

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Despite the swift passage of time and the physical distance between us, when I visit with my older sister it’s as if we’ve never been apart. Although I used to be the one she had to look after, we are now at the stage where we care for each other. All of our children are married with little ones of their own, and our role as grandmother has become what identifies us – in the family, that is. But we’re not ready to settle into the rocking chair just yet. … Continue reading

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