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Chaos Chronicles 705: Spring Fever Literally; Not a Belieber; and Design Help Needed

Chaos Chronicles 705: Spring Fever Literally; Not a Belieber; and Design Help Needed

Hello, Chaos Crew… Thank you so much for all your nice messages. Once again, I’m reminded of the healing power of community. I’m feeling a lot better this morning and thought I’d fire up the microphone to discuss a few items. Mon, 15 April 2013 Chaos Chronicles 705: Spring Break Fever ( literally), Not a [...]

How I Spent my Spring Break: In the Hospital

How I Spent my Spring Break: In the Hospital

This spring break, I took an unexpected trip: to the hospital. Thanks to a small cut on my hand which developed  into a staph infection,  I made two trips to Urgent Care, spent eight stressful hours over two days in the ER and then was admitted to the hospital for 72 hours. (My first time [...]

Springtime Renewal, Pasadena-Style: Photos

Springtime Renewal, Pasadena-Style: Photos

Wisteria in full bloom I arrived home Sunday afternoon from my father’s funeral. After a cold, sad weekend in Connecticut, I was amazed to see that in my absence, Spring had arrived in Pasadena. My whole yard seemed to be in bloom or about to burst- the wisteria, the jasmine, those pink flowers whose name [...]

Chaos Chronicles 704: Glitter Bombs, Oz, Sheryl Sandberg and Steubenville

Chaos Chronicles 704: Glitter Bombs, Oz, Sheryl Sandberg and Steubenville

The new Chaos Chronicles podcast is up! Chaos Chronicles 704: Glitter Bombs, Oz, Sheryl Sandberg and Steubenville Lian is back for a full hour of Chaos: The Joy of Volunterring News Nuggets: Cookie Crimes; Oz at the Box Office; Glitter Bombs The Case for Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In What to learn from Steubenville Plus, [...]

Chaos Chronicles 703: Air Emergency; Martha Stewart Goes to Court; a Tribute to a Satellite Mister

Chaos Chronicles 703: Air Emergency; Martha Stewart Goes to Court; a Tribute to a Satellite Mister

The Chaos Chronicles Podcast is up. Fri, 8 March 2013 Chaos Chronicles 703: Air Emergency; Martha Stewart Goes to Court and a Tribute to a Satellite Mister Chaos Chronicles 703: An update on Lian’s excellent trip to Dallas and her scary flight home What’s happening with College Admissions at Lian’s house Related Link: The College [...]

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 702: Thank you for your Condolences

Chaos Chronicles Podcast 702: Thank you for your Condolences

  A new podcast with an update on events since my father’s death. Many thanks for your support. My gratitude to all of you. Sat, 23 February 2013 Chaos Chronicles 702: Thank you for your Condolences An update on Lian’s father’s death and her advice for those who are caregivers. Plus, an update on her [...]

James Joseph Dolan 1927 to 2013

James Joseph Dolan 1927 to 2013

  On behalf of my sisters and brothers, I’m deeply saddened to announce the death of our father James Joseph Dolan. He passed away peacefully on February 11th in Dallas surrounded by his family. He was 85 years old. My father was a participant of life, soaking in experiences, words and emotions and inviting others [...]

Welcome to Season 7 of the Chaos Chronicles Podcast!

Welcome to Season 7 of the Chaos Chronicles Podcast!

New Podcast Posted Today! Chaos Chronicles 701~ Back in the Saddle! Change is Good! Where’s my microphone? Click here for direct Download or find The Chaos Chronicles at iTunes or Stitcher Radio Chaos_701.mp3   Stay Connected in 2013. More shows, More News, More Chaos Friend me on Facebook : Lian’s Facebook Page Like my Author [...]

Photo Essay: Jodie Foster’s Hair vs. Lian Dolan’s Hair

Photo Essay: Jodie Foster’s Hair vs. Lian Dolan’s Hair

Maybe the next biggest story, after Jodie’s Sort Of Coming Out Speech, is the renewed attention to the fact that I, Lian Dolan, look a touch like Jodie Foster, a comparison I not only welcome, I encourage. To that end, I give you Exhibit A. My sister Julie sent me this article from the Huffington [...]

Random Thoughts on the Golden Globes, Cleavage and the Possibility of Hair Plugs on Kevin Costner

Random Thoughts on the Golden Globes, Cleavage and the Possibility of Hair Plugs on Kevin Costner

This look never left his face for three hours. Scary Mel. Ah, the Golden Globes. Last year, I was forced to watch because of ill health. But this year. I felt compelled to support Tina and Amy and the rest of The Girls. (and, ahem,  the girls…) So, without further adieu…. A genuinely funny opening [...]